The road was marked closed but I thought I'd try it as they often are still passable. The road winds up the forested hillside toward Verzegnis, but about the time I thought I must be nearing Chiacis the road was blocked. Excavators have torn up all the roadway so there's not even a path to walk along the edge. Luckily I noticed a dirt trail descending steeply to the left and thought I'd try it to see if it went through. Sure enough after half a km the trail returns to pavement at Villa. From there follow the road to Chiacis and soon you join SP 1.
This main road, SP 1, was being readied for the Sella Chiazutan hill climb car race next week. One guy was doing practice runs in an old Peugeot 205. At the Sella ominous clouds were gathering and I hurried to get down to low altitude before it rained (hailed?) After Anduins I continued to Pinzano and Sequals. The wind had picked up and was mostly in my face. I was very happy to get home, bone-tired.
|From Tagliamento River bridge below Monte Rest|
|From Villa Santina looking west|
|From Tagliamento River bridge south of Villa Santina|
|Sella Chianzutan with gathering storm clouds|