After yesterday's intense ups and downs (literally—we climbed over 1,000 meters!), we decided it was time for a break. Now we're settled in to a nice campground on the north shore of Elba Island taking some time out to relax and enjoy the gorgeous beach. Just a few hours ago we swam out to a huge rock jutting into the sea and spent awhile sitting in the sun watching the water.
It is really nice to just "be" for awhile without thinking about our budget, food, journals etc. Sometimes it is necessary to do nothing.