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  • Photo: Courtesy, Eric Hansen

    Cut and scraped from retrieving another fouled anchor, Hansen's ready to hit Lake Como.

    Cut and scraped from retrieving another fouled anchor, Hansen's ready to hit Lake Como.

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    Looking back at the walking path between Levanto and Monterosso. "Not ugly," says Hansen.

    Looking back at the walking path between Levanto and Monterosso. "Not ugly," says Hansen.

  • "Hot. Very very hot," says Hansen. "But J.D. and Strefugio off to a good start."

    "Hot. Very very hot," says Hansen. "But J.D. and Strefugio off to a good start."

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    Riomaggiore. One of the towns that started to look to Hansen just like the four others.

    Riomaggiore. One of the towns that started to look to Hansen just like the four others.

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    "Cute old women, laundry, and some kind of fruit tree," says Hansen. "Three thousand other tourists probably snapped this photo as well."

    "Cute old women, laundry, and some kind of fruit tree," says Hansen. "Three thousand other tourists probably snapped this photo as well."

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    The warf at Vernazza early in the morning.

    The warf at Vernazza early in the morning.

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    "Ohhh, but the water was bathtub warm," says Hansen.

    "Ohhh, but the water was bathtub warm," says Hansen.

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    Manarola. "A highly recommended gelato stop," says Hansen.

    Manarola. "A highly recommended gelato stop," says Hansen.

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    Vernazza, on a calm day, i.e. before the Giro d'Italia crowds arrived.

    Vernazza, on a calm day, i.e. before the Giro d'Italia crowds arrived.

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    A view from an apartment in Monterosso.

    A view from an apartment in Monterosso.

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