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Europe » Italy » Abruzzo » Francavilla al Mare June 10th 2016

I didn't want this blog to be an intra-day update, but we had just finished breakfast this morning and saw the local fisherman packing up for the day, we went across the road and here he is selling his catch while extracting the ink sacks from the calamari. the fish, crabs, calamari and octopi where all still alive. That's fresh.... read more
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Europe » Italy » Abruzzo » Francavilla al Mare June 9th 2016

We are off to the East Coast beach area of Francavilla al Mare today. As we drive North East you do see a change in the landscape much greener vineyards and olive farms everywhere. Also found a paddock of sheep and a lavender field. The national toll way might have cost us 12 Euros for the 150km but we sat on 130kmh (the speed limit) and was still past by cars doing 160kmh, what a great system if we could have this down to Phillip Island. Francavilla al Mare is what you would call a sleepy 1980’s beach resort. We had planned to spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach and working on the tan until the thunderstorm rolled in, so a very relaxing afternoon reading and watching the rain ending with a great drive to ... read more
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