Just behind the coast north of Otranto lie the Alimini lakes, which are very unspoiled, with not many points where you can reach the shore. We went for a hike around the bigger on, starting from the bridge, where the lake is connected to the sea. There is not a continuous path around the lake, so we had to find our way along some fields, but we managed. Before we returned to our car, we made a little detour to the sea.
The olive trees are struggling with the bacteria, some appeared more affected than others, but many were loosing their leaves and lives.
It was a very cloudy day, but it stayed dry and we had a pleasant hike. The next days, the weather will be better and we look forward to exploring the coast and the city of Otranto. More on our next post!