europe: motor scooting and relaxation

Saturday, August 28, 1999

It’s a rather rainy day today on the island of Confu. This morning we had a brief thunderstorm. The thunder was incredible. It shook the buildings for at least a minute before dying down.

Yesterday, I went motorscooting around the island. At first, the novelty of riding the scooter was entertaining, and a bit unnerving. But because of the size of the island, and the 35mph max of the scooter, it took about 30 minutes to reach the corners of it, so I spent most of the day scooting around and looking at beautiful beaches, quaint little towns, and, more usually, staring at the map and the lack of signs and trying to figure out where I am and how to get to where I want to be.

Because of the rain I won’t be able to spend the day on the beach like I planned. In a way that’s good because my sunburned shoulders and back can get a nice rest from the pounding sun.

Tomorrow at 6pm I’m off to Athens for a day and a half stay before hopefully catching the boat back to Bindisi, italy.