I Make the First Bath of the Season

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The place is called Sassoscritto, one of the many sandstone scogli to be found along the coast south of Livorno. For the past several weeks, we’ve been trying out a new spot every weekend — Le Vaschette, Calafuria (promptly nicknamed “Cafonuria” because, ohmigod) — and finally, this one. What we didn’t know is that Sassoscritto is also the nude section of the beach, and there was so much
pisello in the wind that this beach, too, has a new nickname: Cazzoscritto.


Sassoscritto, 28 Maggio 2006
© MLC, 2006

I could write about how the bluffs along the coast were formed, but it’s more fun to read the explanation from the Tuscany-Charming.it site, where they ran the Italian through some sort of web-based automatic translator and came up with this:

“The bluff of Calafuria, some kilometers of coast sour wisecrack, as also the name, from the wind and from the fury of the sea, it is one of the lines more interesting geologicamente of the Tuscan shore. In poor words, the sea has found a hard bone. Treating of materials of different consistence, it is happened that the erosion of the wind had resulted everything anything else other than homogeneous. Lower case letters particles of quartz brought by the wind have run over these rocks for thousand of years, getting different results where they struck. The eruptive veins were hardly grazed, while the sandstone something always surrendered.”

And isn’t that just sandstone in a nutshell: everything anything else other than homogeneous.

(You’d think, with translations like that, that it’d be easier for me to get translation work. Yeah. You’d think that, wouldn’t you….)


Sassoscritto Mare, 28 Maggio 2006
© MLC, 2006

In any case, the ocean is beautiful, and we had our first swim of the year in water that only made you gasp for about the first 45 seconds. When it warms up a little more, we’ll come back with mask and snorkel.


Sassoscritto Promontorio, 28 Maggio 2006
© MLC, 2006


Sassoscritto Vista, 28 Maggio 2006
© MLC, 2006


Sassoscritto Vista, 28 Maggio 2006
© MLC, 2006

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Posted on 29 May 2006, in Italy, Italian, Italians (in that order), Tales from the Road and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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