First steps on the long walk home.
With grateful thanks to Pietro Bergamaschi and the Comune di Cannobio for responding with such speed to a mother's plea for safety net on this particularly dangerous stretch of the mulattiera. The drop on the left is about ten metres sheer onto rock, and until two weeks ago a scene like this one (without Mama guiding the children with a viselike grip and with a wildly beating heart) would have been unthinkable.
For more on that hill, click here
For more on how B learned to walk up that hill, click here