Roger and Wendy

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Roger and Wendy

Our motorhome travels.

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Europe » United Kingdom » England October 21st 2018

21 October 2018 We went through the channel tunnel on a fairly early train and arrived home at lunchtime. It’s been an excellent trip visiting some places we have been to before and exploring new areas in France and Italy in exceptionally warm and sunny autumn weather. We only had three poor days in six weeks. The three 5 night stays we had at excellently located waterside campsites on the Côte d'Azur, Elba and Lake Trasimeno were very enjoyable periods of relaxation. We were also very fortunate to be able to witness the festivals at Le Puy and Trevi. We travelled 3,360 miles. The new van performed really well and we enjoyed using the enhancements over our previous one. The automatic gearbox and rear view camera made driving along country, urban and mountain roads with their ... read more

Europe » France October 20th 2018

20 October 2018 550k of serious driving along French, Luxembourgian and Belgian motorways to the camperstop at Bergues where we spent the first night of the trip.... read more

Europe » France October 19th 2018

19 October 2018 350k of driving through Switzerland and France took us to the attractive camperstop on the banks of the Moselle Canal in the small town of Thaon-les-Vosges.... read more
The camperstop
The nearby Moselle. Like most of the rivers we have seen on this trip, the water level was very low after a long dry summer

Europe » France October 18th 2018

18 October 2018 We continued our journey northwards along the attractive shore of Lago Maggiore, over the 2000m high Simplon Pass into Switzerland and finally over the 1350m high Pas de Morgin into France to visit Dick and Angie in the ski resort of Châtel where we have skied every winter for the last 15 years.... read more

Europe » Italy October 17th 2018

17 October 2018 A superb day on Lago Maggiore visiting the beautiful Borromean Islands, named after the family who own three and since the 17th have developed them with palaces and gardens. We took the bus northwards along the road which hugs the shore to the town of Stresa. From there we jumped on and off the regular ferry service and spent the day visiting three islands. Isola Bella at first disappointed us with its rows of stalls selling tourist ware to the crowds coming ashore from the fleet of small boats, but on a return visit in the late afternoon, we enjoyed looking round the palace and the spectacular 10 tired gardens. Isola Superiore or Fishermen’s Island is not owned by the Borromeos, but has many restaurants. In Albergo Verbano we had an outstanding lunch ... read more
First view of the Isola Bella terraced gardens
Isola Bella tourist stalls
But round the corner is a pleasant view of its church, harbour and palace with Isola Superiore in the background

Europe » Italy October 16th 2018

16 October 2018 Today we started the serious driving to take us home and travelled 450k mainly on motorways. Firstly northwards along attractive mountainous roads with the trees starting to show their autumn colours, then west along the boring plains of northern Italy, round Milan and finally north again back in the mountains to one of the Italian lakes, Lago Maggiore. We stayed in an excellent lakeside campsite in the village of Solcio on the western shore.... read more

Europe » Italy October 15th 2018

15 October 2018 We drove 100k north, the final section along the western edge of the mountainous Parco Del Monte Cucco to the village of Scheggia where we had planned to spend the night. However, we didn’t fancy either the pace or the facilities so we went a further 10k to the town of Gubbio where 10 years ago we had witnessed the exciting youths’ version of the Corsa dei Seri ( blog link ). In the evening we went into the quiet town for a meal.... read more
An empty Piazza Grande. This had been manic last time we had seen it

Europe » Italy October 14th 2018

14 October 2018 The festival activities came thick and fast today. We had to be back in town by 9.00 to see the start of a 37.5k Mountain Bike event with 1500m ascent which followed a route around the steep town streets and into the local hills. There were hundreds of competitors, both serious racers and fun bikers. Going on at the same time was an archery competition in the grounds of a 16th century villa. All the competitors were dressed in medieval clothes and moved around a series of different targets. The Palio dei Terzieri, the main event of the weekend, took place in the afternoon and we managed to get some tickets to sit amongst the locals and see the excitement. The Palio remembers the tenacity of the young men of Trevi who rebuilt ... read more
Ready for the off
They’re away
Passing by after a preliminary lap

Europe » Italy October 14th 2018

13 October 2018 We went back up the escalators for another stroll around Spoleto and had a go on the series of six moving underground pavements. Then we drove just outside town to visit the 13th century Chiesa di San Petro which was being refurbished during our last visit. After lunch we went north 20k to the hill top town of Trevi which had impressed us as we drove past it the previous day. The beautiful 5k drive through olive tree groves up to the camperstop gave us amazing but different views of the town as we navigated each hairpin. Wendy was not feeling well when we arrived, so I went into the historic centre and discovered that a weekend festival of various competitions was due to start later. The evening’s entertainment was a drum ... read more
The moving pavements disappearing into the distance
The cathedral
The steepness of the streets shows why the escalators help

Europe » Italy October 12th 2018

12 October 2018 In 2008 we visited the large town of ( blog link ), but as there was a lot of refurbishment going on then, we decided to make another visit. As we were driving onto the dual carriageway out of Spello we got a stunning view of the town so we turned round and photographed it. When we eventually arrived at Spoleto we had some navigational difficulties, firstly finding a supermarket and then the camperstop, mainly because it was market day and one of the access roads was blocked. Since we were last there, the town has invested in a series of escalators and moving pavements to make travelling up the hill on which it is built much easier. Fortunately, the camperstop was located close to the bottom of a flight of six escalators ... read more
A last view of Spello
The camperstop was unusual in that it had an elevated road running over it
Fortunately the view was better in the opposite direction

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