20 miles later

I write this from a beautiful Aire at almost 2200 metres and with stunning views all around. But first can I have a little rant? There are two categories of motorists I detest; apart from killers of course, they are drivers who do not thank you for lettng them through and those that drive on the hard shoulder of a … Read more

Valle Verzasca

Heavy storms overnight made the packing away of the girls tent a little damp to say the least.  Still we were on the road by 10.00 and off to the supermarket so carefully plotted on TomTom.  Well had it not been a Swiss holiday we would have shall we say…. Note to self, check holidays of the countries you are … Read more

How much?

The site has 360 pitches and typically of European sites the pitches are very close…  Having said that we had a site big enough for the van and the girls tent.  The cost came as a bit of a surprise having spent €10-16 for Sostas here and there… It was €199 for 2 nights….but that did include electricity (although that … Read more

And to the lakes….

Left Venice by 9.00 and having failed to find a supermarket (seemingly non-existent in Italy!) we headed off to the lakes.  

We arrived at the Sosta in Cannobio on the north west shore of Lake Maggiore to the customary clap of thunder and associated downpour (and again we arrived mid-afternoon so spaces available. By early evening it was full). … Read more

Florence by day

A simple walk into town took us straight to the Ponte Vecchio. First things first #Clewleystopsforcoffee and then onto Piazza del Duomo.  The first stone of the Cathedral, as we see it today, was laid in 1296 and the building was complete 170 years later. The exterior work is stunning and not matched inside, which is quite plain when compared … Read more