Hey everyone and welcome back to our continuing European adventure for 2016. We picked up Normie and headed over to Calais and stayed the night in Dunkirk before crossing through Belgium and hitting Middelburg in the Netherlands. I have to say that following the coastline … Continue readingA Wet Start
The maps you have seen at the beginning of each post this year showed a route and a mileage that was direct from campsite to campsite and didn’t allow for the various meanderings along the way … Continue readingLa Grande Finale
When we last spoke Deb & I were relaxing on the beach for a few days. We eventually got motivated to move 70km up the road to Vieste, a great seaside town with many beach resorts that catered for us motorhomers. We set up camp across the road from the first white sandy beach we have seen here and only a 400m walk to town. … Continue readingMangia bene, ridi spesso, ama molto (Eat well, laugh often, love much)
When we left the overcrowded Napoli region it was a joy to arrive at tranquil Paestum. Amazing Greek ruins with hardly anyone about, we felt like we had these well preserved temples all to ourselves. … Continue readingThe Easy Pace of Southern Charm
Rather than translate the post title, I’ll just let you know that in Australia we have the same phrase, ‘doing SFA’, though it does sound a little more sophisticated in Italian. Just like ‘happy hour’ is referred to as ‘Aperitivo’ it all means “sitting around doing nothing” which is the favourite summer pastime of both countries, and as if we needed any encouragement, Deb has acquired a taste for Prosecco and for me, Campari. … Continue readingDolce far niente
We spent an afternoon walking around Pisa taking in the sights but apart from the main piazza there is little else to attract.
Florence on the other hand took a 3 day visit and even though the temps were in the 30s we enjoyed the many piazzas, galleries & museums. … Continue readingFantasia Etrusca
We scrambled down from the Alps and arrived in Venice just in time for lunch. So nice to see friendly faces on the far side of the world.
The 4 of us had a wonderful sunny afternoon taking in the sights of Piazza San Marco and around the Rialto bridge but late in the afternoon the heavens opened up and we got drenched. Fortunately, the storm didn’t last long and when we emerged for dinner Venice was cooler but cleaner. … Continue readingLa Bella Vita (the good life)
A quick stop at the Bürstner head office (Normie needed a small part) then it was onto Triberg in the Black Forest.
A cute little tourist town with many woodworking shops selling all manner of trinkets.
… Continue readingHitting the Heights in Southern Germany
I fear there are going to be fewer posts this year as a blog of any type is a beast that must be fed regularly and let’s face it, how many pictures of cake, castles, churches & cathedrals can anyone take. So with this in mind please join Ralph (the trans-gender GPS), Norman (the self-trimming motorhome), Deb (the automatic missed turn & speeding alarm) & myself (the wind generator) for our trek through central Europe. … Continue readingTwo World Wars & Lots of Bubbly