It seems a lifetime ago but we left Italy in early August as the 38 degree heat defeated us, and we were scheduled to meet with Karen’s brother for his 70th so we headed for France but had skipped a few places on our bucket list. We have damaged the water tank on ‘Buster’ and Elddis have arranged for a replacement to be shipped down for us to a dealer near Lucca where we can … [Read more...] about Italy Revisited, Portofino and Cinque Terre
It has all been a bit odd over the past week, we have moseyed around the north of Italy, Piedmont to be precise, and it added to the food and wine heaven that is Italy. Our plan was, to head back up to Champagne to meet up with Karen’s brother and celebrate his 70th birthday. This would have retraced our journey to the very start of what was to be a Champagne to Caviar trip. … [Read more...] about Arrivederci Italia, and Covid changes things again!
Business to business, in previous working life speech, or for us in now in MH world, Bra to Barolo. Well actually it was C 2 B, as we left the coast of Finale Ligure (all sets of keys firmly intact and hanging where they should) as we headed off on the Monday in thunder, lightning and heavy rain for an inland town called Cuneo. Why, you might ask, but for us it was why not. We … [Read more...] about B 2 B
As we left France they managed to take a spectacular last few Euro’s from us for the privilege, the main one being €61.20 to drive through the Mont Blanc tunnel. To be fair it did save a huge chunk of driving. Being slightly tunnel phobic I was a bit nervous and so with it being David’s drive day, I just put my head down and wrote up my diary for the last week which had been … [Read more...] about Taking Its Toll
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
Week 17th to 23rd April 2017 2nd chance- everyone, thing, place deserves one?? Thursday 20th April we gave Italy that 2nd chance to redeem itself in our eyes and world after leaving the country one month earlier with the Italy Lonely Planet guide bouncing off the custom officers head to cries of “ and don’t think we’ll be back here again” Real reason… after … [Read more...] about 2nd Chance
13th March to 19th Long Way Home Update! We woke up with this as our view after our first night o Elba.The island of Elba is one of the loveliest places you can go in Italy, a myriad of beautiful beaches to suit all tastes sandy, pebbly and all types in between. The main town of Portoferraio has a luminosity about it with a wonderful fortress, Martello tower and a lovely … [Read more...] about ‘La vita è bella’ Italy in a motorhome.
Week 6-12th March 2017 With the cultural and ruin overload of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Naples not to mention the dirt plus grime of these places some peace, quiet and space was called for and so we headed to a seaside spot by the name of Sabaudia. A dull town by LP’s description but its point of merit was being in the Parque Nazionale del Circeo-85k of sand dunes, rocky … [Read more...] about What This Olde Thing