And it certainly was with me and two policemen on Tuesday. I would say my criminal past flashed before my eyes as David and I cycled into Barbate to do our weekly shop. We were heading to Conil, which as we have said in earlier posts is easier, market wise and on a bike. However, due to high 100 numbers, Conil was closed and we were advised by Filippo, our morning coffee stop … [Read more...] about Lost in Translation.
Leaving NiKi 5th June to 2nd July 2017 After a wonderful last weekend in Ypres having a mix of history, culture, cycling, food and drink on the Tuesday 6th June David, NiKi, Pinkie, Lilly, Codie, Carol and I headed north towards the port of Calais and our train ride back to the UK. The weather was oddly exactly the same as when we left-grey and winds howling and … [Read more...] about Leaving NiKi
29th May to 4th June 2017 As we both sit contemplating our last weekend, writing our last post it seemed only fitting that our last stop before our ferry home on Tuesday was in Ypres, where the Last Post has a much deeper meaningful reason and nothing can quite prepare you for that sound each evening. I would defy anyone not to have tears in their eyes during this very … [Read more...] about The Last Post?
Week 22nd to the 28th May One week OMG, only one week left of our 17-month adventure and shock and horror reign in NiKi, or does it? We started the week at a lovely town on the Rhine called Bingen, the site where we stayed was right on the river and the grapevines swept down to the river’s edge. Above us was the massive ‘Germania’ monument to the unification of Germany in … [Read more...] about Rhine and Wine
Week 15th – 21st May 2017 Truly scrumptious or not is the food of Germany? For me not, in respect of the main and traditional dishes-bratwurst, sauerkraut and heavy meat dishes with big spuds. My absolute idea of yuck, worse than school dinners including lumpy mash with black bits. However what has been delicious and absolutely seasonal has been the sparkle as … [Read more...] about Going Naked
May 7th through to the 14h This has been our biggest week for countries visited; we departed Italy with sadness having gone from somewhat loathing, to a love affair. I think Italians would like that a little bit as all emotions are covered. I mentioned earlier my ‘Gelato challenge was won early, by Bar Gelateria Ercole - Pizzo Calabro, their Tartufo di Pizzo is a … [Read more...] about ‘Breaking Bad’ Waldsee
Normally we only write one blog entry a week on our ‘Long Way Home’ but this week we crossed from Italy across Austria, a quick stop in Switzerland and on to Germany. The skies were dark and broody as we crossed the Alps and by the time we reached our chosen destination Garmish, the heavens had opened and the rain was coming down in buckets. So we thought we … [Read more...] about Dark, broody and very sad. Dachau a soul of evil
Week 1st to 7th May 2017 With the calling of a bacon sandwich and a lakeside view we left Lago di Garda in normal bank holiday weather and traffic heading to one of the lesser known Lago’s that being Lago d’Iseo cradled in a deep glacial valley surrounded by soaring mountains. We were all set to head to Lago di Como but Mr Clooney wasn’t able to make lunch that day, he … [Read more...] about Up Your Dolomites
24th to 30th April Having fled the bad weather, we really enjoyed the glory that is Venice, we decided as the weather in northern Italy was good we would take advantage. This is to us what gives motorhome life its real edge, the ability to change your mind and just swan about, seeing new places and having new adventures. At the same time realising, as I write this in … [Read more...] about Just Swanning Around