Once we were past Carmine Superiore, the path mostly remained at the same height above the lake. Sometimes we walked at the back of a villa and surrounding park, sometimes in the front. There were many houses looking all empty; some abandoned, some probably occupied later in summer. I could have taken dozens more photos (you know me!), but the sky was cloudy and we wanted to reach Cannero.
Coming down from the path via a series of steps, this was our first approach of Cannero:
We explored the small town for a little while before finding a comfortable spot in a café on the lake front, where we enjoyed an "affogato" each (chilled coffee poured over vanilla ice cream).
Then we had the choice between several options: Walk back to Cannobio the way we'd come (possible, but not exactly what we wanted), take a bus or taxi back (no way!) or take one of the ferries that regularly carries passengers from the eastern to the western shores of the lake and back.
You won't be surprised to read that we took the ferry! It wasn't overly expensive; only about 8 euros per person, if I remember correctly. It did not go directly to Cannobio, but across the lake to the opposite town of Luino, then stopped on that side of the lake at another small town before crossing the water once more to Cannobio, where of course we left the boat and went to our hotel (before heading out again for something to eat later on).
View from the boat of the place where we had been sitting earlier:
Approaching Cannobio at an angle we had not yet seen it from:
Another beautiful day; but the clouds visible in some of the pictures were a sign of what was to come on Thursday.