Quick update, late on this Italian night, from the coastal town of Ancona. Dad and I arrived here this morning on the ferry from Split, Croatia. It was an odd experience to go to sleep in Croatia and wake up in Italy; I almost even slept a little, although the vibration of the ship’s engine made that hard.

We’ve spent a good day here. It’s a nice down, with lots to see and do, and plenty of places to sit and do nothing. Excellent pasta with tomatoes and mushroom and basil for dinner. Italians are nice, in my 12 hours of experience. Off to London tomorrow afternoon, overnight, and then home to the Island on Friday.