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Europe » Italy » Piedmont » Pettenasco June 25th 2017

What an interesting day it was going to be. It all started about 3:00 am in the morning with the mother of all thunderstorms. The sound of the thunder booming around the mountains nearby was deafening. We likened it to the bass section of the choir. Back in New Zealand the thunder is more like the soprano section. Today we leave our hillside paradise, we only hope it is dry when it comes time to depart. Our hostess has told us, no need to leave too early. We pack all our bags, luggage and groceries: unfortunately we have finished the wine and eaten all the blueberries. We stop a while as we pack the car and chat with a local. He is sad to see us go. We tell him we came for three nights and ... read more
Pradella above Bellano

Europe » Italy » Piedmont » Pettenasco June 18th 2011

Monday 13th June Up at stupid o'clock to get an 9 o'clock ferry from Dover. Rain and fog all the way, we're really glad to see the back of the UK for a few weeks. Calais – same as the UK!! more rain! Hit the peage to get to Reims asap. Which, fortunately, was sunny on arrival. A brief walk in to town, and beer while sitting in the sun, watching the world go by. (Lucy would like to mention how nice the trees smelt with there upside down yellow flowers!) Back to the hostel, and a picnic in the park with a bottle of the local vino. :) Tuesday 14th June Wake up to more rain, decision made....... hit the peage and get south for some sun! Several hours riding south, the sun finally breaks ... read more
Snow in June!
Looking down to bourg st maurice
The ant invested waterfall in Grand Paradiso




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