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Hemingway Adventure

Cáorle (first day)

Cáorle, Italy 
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The morning after the night before, clear skies and water on our way to the lagoon.
Michael Palin - Hemingway AdventureEverything is locally caught and absolutely fresh, my host assures me, apart from the prawns which turn out to be from the USA. (They’re actually a lot more palatable than the rubbery local squid which defy all attempts at mastication.) The seafood risotto and the local eel and gilt-head are beautifully prepared and Pinot Grigio is liberally poured. A local millionaire called Giuseppe, who has in his time shot everything, including polar bear, waxes wonderfully indignant about the Green movement and is apoplectic about our own royal consort.

‘Prince Philip,’ he shouts, veins bulging, banging the able, ‘head of World Wildlife Fund, kills two hundred pheasant in a day!’

By midnight the party is beginning to break up and some people are actually talking of going home before tomorrow’s shoot.

Alberto seems regretful.

‘There used to be some fun when everyone stayed here, eels in the bed, naughty pictures upstairs. No women,’ he adds wistfully.

‘No women at all.’
Cáorle, Italy 
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The morning after the night before, clear skies and water on our way to the lagoon.
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PALIN'S GUIDES

  • Series: Hemingway Adventure
  • Chapter: Cáorle (first day)
  • Country/sea: Italy
  • Place: Cáorle
  • Book page no: 65

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