Feb 20-26th We had decided to extend our stay in Sicily by a day for the simple reason that the Tuesday was to be a brighter, sunnier day and the view from Castlemola the hilltop town even higher then Taormina was said to have spectacular views of Mt Etna. So we spent the rather dull Monday food shopping but also venturing slightly further along the coast on … [Read more...] about It’s The Little Things
Archives for February 2017
Our second full week in Sicily and we veer from loving it to hating it, so very Marmite. Negatives: The roads are simply the worst we have come across including many in Africa! Potholes like craters on the motorways. On top of that, their driving is beyond stupid, we have been unfortunate enough to come across three accidents during the week plus at least 10 near … [Read more...] about Sicily, our Marmite journey and on to the Mainland,
We stopped for 4 days at Marina de Ragusa allowing us to cycle every day. The real advantage of electric bikes coming back to the fore, as the towns are on top of hills. Though we are fitter after a year on the road we still like the assistance to help us along up the hills. Our last run was to the town of Scicli, another Baroque town. The restaurants we had been … [Read more...] about Danger of not using satnav
Tarmacers Required –Applications to ‘Italy’. This is a full time position that could and will require several years of dedicated resurfacing in fact probably relaying work on the network of so called roads here in Italy. Experience is a must if only to undo the obviously previously inexperienced ‘patch-work’ done on most of the roads. Dedication, patience and … [Read more...] about Ouch –One big pot hole
Having arrived in Sardinia on a very chaotic Grim Boat we left on a well-organised Trim one, we have to recommend Tirrenia Lines. However, enough about leaving, what does Sardinia hold for the winter motorhome adventurer? Though most things are closed and getting facilities can be an issue, you can overcome this with relative ease. Now we are on a new leg of our adventure and … [Read more...] about From Grim to Trim, Sardinia to Sicily
The video of the wrap of the trip we think is sums not only our experience, but motorhoming in general. We would love you to watch it Hope this is not too dull but many have asked!! Number of Miles / Kilometres driven 14,270 / 22,965 Places Stayed 160 stops in the year a mix of Campsites, Free Aires, Paid Aires and Freedom … [Read more...] about Our year in Spain is over, so here is the wrap up of the year in Numbers. Plus the movie! Hope you enjoy.