In May I went to Italy to what I thought would be a ‚training camp‘. Fango cure and exercises as well and I would come home much better than before…. weeeeeeellllll… that trip didn’t really turn out as I had thought. First of all the weather…. I had heard about drought in northern Italy so I didn’t expect that much rain. Three days before I went home I had to switch the room because during the night I heard a plopp… plopp… plopp… water came in through the ceiling and was dropping into my bed. It wasn’t really that bad but I still had to get out so they could fix it.
My hotel was a bit outside of Montegrotto so when I wanted to go into the city I always had to think about the kilometers and plan to manage that. The next supermarket was 2 km away. And due to the rain it happened one day the way back to my hotel was closed. I hadn’t expected that so I didn’t know if I would be able to go back on a longer street. But then – I just took the bus. 😀 I was furious that the street was closed but heard the next day that this was due to trees falling down because of the rain.
My hotel had a dive-pool attached. The deepest one worldwide. So the first weekend – when lots of rain was predicted – I just booked a dive. The Y-40 is designed for apnoe-divers but ’normal‘ divers can go there as well and after a neurologic sickness I wanted to do my first dives in a ‚controlled‘ environment. The doctors had told me that nothing would happen but you never know. Better be safe than sorry. In the end I did three dives there and especially the last one was very, very relaxed. 🙂 While I was there there was the announcement that they will add a second pool for the ‚real‘ divers (not apnoe) which is built next to Y-40 (Ypsilon quaranta) and called Psi 12 (psi dodici) because the diameter will be 12 meters. And they immediately started the construction. Should be finished in November of next year.
Attached you find pics I took with my mobile around the hotel and the dive-pool and a bit of Montegrotto (which is about 60 km from Venice). I flew to Venice and then had a transfer to the hotel. Stayed there for three weeks and had the best room of the hotel. Which might be due to the fact that my parents had gone there for at least 20 years and they were well known (and well liked) there. 🙂 It was important for me to go there even if it didn’t turn out as I had expected. I thought to explore the area with excursions but unfortunately most of them were cancelled – sometimes at really short notice so there was no time left to plan something else. One took place and on another day I went to Padova to the market. I wanted to go back to both the markets in Montegrotto and Padova but it wasn’t possible for different reasons. 🙁