Monday 19th September 2022 Passignano sun Trasimeno Ancona must be the worst possible way to enter Italy! Even in the first rays of the rising sun it looks shabby and that opinion worsens with the improving light. Its roads are awful too, full of potholes and raised ironwork and poorly designed and illegibly marked junctions, seemingly … Continue reading Two Towns and a Boat
42° 39’ 47” N 18° 4’ 12” E
Thursday 15th September 2022 Dubrovnik “A city is besieged by an invading army that outnumbers them seven times over. The invaders are highly trained and well armed. The citizens are not. It suffers almost 300 deaths and 16,000 refugees flee.” No, this isn’t a story line from ‘Game of Thrones’; it is recent history. It happened … Continue reading 42° 39’ 47” N 18° 4’ 12” E
“If you don’t go, you won’t know!”
Tuesday 13th September 2022 Camp Prapratno and Ston It was a bit of a trek from Krka to Prapratno, a beachside campsite on the Peljesac Peninsular. One hundred and forty miles of mainly motorway driving that was savagely punctuated by a couple of stones, thrown up by a lorry on the opposite carriageway, hitting Andy’s windscreen … Continue reading “If you don’t go, you won’t know!”
Crikey it is Krka!
Monday 12th September 2022 Monday dawned with clear blue skies and the September sun struggling to climb over the horizon, like a teenager getting up on a school day! We were up early as we joining the camp excursion into the Krka National Park. There were 15 of us in the minibus, with the four dogs … Continue reading Crikey it is Krka!
And So To Sibenik
Sunday 11th September 2022 At 0535 we were rudely woken by the mother of all thunder storms. As well as a great sound and light show there was also heavy rain hammering on the van roof. Wendy suggested that it would be a good idea if I went out and rescued the dog trailer that was … Continue reading And So To Sibenik
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
We are going on a bear hunt!
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!
Croatian Campsite Chaos!
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!