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
On our previous Motorhome adventure in 2017 we did not get on with Italy, I don’t really know why, perhaps it was so early in the year or that in the south it seemed everyone wanted to rip you off. Or just maybe we had fallen in love with Spain and Italy was not in the running. Here we are, in 2020 a new normal and Italy is fantastic! So what has changed? As you know we … [Read more...] about Viva Italia!
Gelato, pizza, pasta, Aperol Spritz, Peroni, Birra Moretti, ruins, medieval hilltop towns, style, fashion, beautiful people. Shocking roads, even worse drivers, unlit tunnels, collapsible bridges, Grimaldi Line Ferries. All the above are Italian and some are excellent and some are just awful and I think we all know which is which out of the above. We started with an … [Read more...] about All That’s Italian
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
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