Cassino – Jerusalem: Day 17 Matera

Gravina in Puglia

Departure: Gravina in Puglia – 10:39 am
Arrival: Matera
Weather: Sunny/Cloudy
Distance of the day: 29,18 Km
Progressive km: 503,1

Moving Time: 6h 19 m
Elevation gain:  321 mt

Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow” and others say “No, sorrow is the greater.” But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.”
(Kahlil Gibran)

[…] I left the residential area, finding myself soon on my way along an itinerary surrounded by the green and silver of the olive trees, the same trees that in the Bible, when they bear fruit, are a sign of prosperity, blessing, and peace. In that silence I admired and contemplated that infinite wellbeing that nature contains within itself, but which it generously gives to anyone who is patient enough to appreciate and love it, trying to understand its essence. The method of interpreting nature fully concordes with that of interpreting the Holy Scriptures. Although at first it may appear to someone too elementary, while to others extremely complex, in truth, the mere dedication to this activity already benefits the spirit. […]




The story of day 17 continues in the book





Gpx Track Day 17

Total distance: 18.42 mi
Max elevation: 1417 ft
Min elevation: 668 ft
Total climbing: 1356 ft
Total descent: -1224 ft
Average speed: 1.49 m/s
Total time: 10:06:42