Saturday 10th September Oaza Mir - Drage We are back on the coast after our brief sojourn in the mountains. With the sounds of cicadas ringing in our ears at the lovely campsite Oaza Mir, on the outskirts of Drage, just north of the island of Murter. Boy it’s hot! An uneventful journey south west from Plitvice … Continue reading Fishy Business
Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th September 2022 Camping Plitvice – Smoljanak Phew! We’ve made it! Andy led us on a sat nav adventure from Pula, along mountain roads that were barely 3 metres wide in places (and you know how wide our van is already from our scrapes in Switzerland) and had steep drops either side with … Continue reading We are going on a bear hunt!
Wednesday 7th September 2022 Camping Arena Stoja - Pula Croatia is chock-a-block full! We have had a dickens of a job to find places to stay, and when we have we didn’t like them. It seems that most of Northern Europe feel the same as us, and after two years of lock-downs, everyone is heading for … Continue reading Croatian Campsite Chaos!
Sunday 4th September 2022 Portoroz – Camp Lucija I left Fusina with a forlorn, last look at Venice across the Lagoon, well it would have been if two more enormous cruise ships hadn’t picked that moment to dock in front of me, completely blocking the view. Wiping a tear from my eye, we were back on … Continue reading Sunny Slovenia
Thursday 1st September Fusina Fusina is an ok campsite on a little spit of land jutting out into the lagoon at the top of the Adriatic Sea, just past the power station, the recycling plant and various redundant industrial units, and in the shadow of a mighty, moored cruise liner. It doesn’t sound very salubrious does … Continue reading Venice Visit!
Wednesday 31st August Lago D’Iseo We drove over the Simplon pass, through the mountains and into Italy. The higher and higher we climbed the cloudier it got until we crested the top of the pass in the mizzle of a cloud all around us, so there was no point in stopping and taking photos as planned, … Continue reading Into Italy
Tuesday 30th August Altdorf to Brig Late August is the beginning of the Swiss bridge and tunnel maintenance season. Every other bridge and tunnel on our route to Brig was reduced to one lane and contraflows and temporary traffic lights seemed to have been placed with the malign intent of turning our 90-minute journey into a … Continue reading A Smashing Time in Switzerland
Sunday 28th August – Altdorf Altdorf Sorry to disappoint you, dear reader. There were no angry throngs in the night, and the thunder petered out before I had closed my eyes without a drop of rain falling. Instead, we woke to a slightly overcast sky as if the weather seemed almost apologetic for the excited anticipation … Continue reading And so, to Switzerland!
Friday 26th August – Eguisheim The sound of hammers, banging storm pegs into the parched earth to hold down awnings, is ringing all around the campsite Trois Chateaux, on the edge of Eguisheim. After days and days of temperatures in the mid to high thirties, there are dark clouds rolling in from the Vosges mountains, the … Continue reading East to Eguisheim
Thursday 25th August - Verdun That’s it I’m never drinking champagne again! Blooming Climate Change! Bloomin’ Global Warming! Well, here we are in a lovely little campsite in Verdun, sitting in the shade of a heavily laden damson tree, with Bryn happily crunching damson stones at my feet. We never intended on coming here. I knew … Continue reading That’s it, I am never drinking champagne again!