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Published: December 11th 2010
Yep.....the feet are getting too itchy, so we're planning another trip.
We're aiming to leave mid February for three months. Yes, it's a little early and will be a bit chilly at first but we have a wonderful reason for wanting to be back in the UK for the end of May........ Claire is expecting our second grandchild - due date 27th May!!! So husband Paul and 3 year old Joshua are pretty excited too.
Also Tom will be back in the UK for a week in May (he's a tour guide/driver for Dragoman, an overlanding company) between ending his trips around India and setting off for west Africa - we may, or may not catch up with him.
So basically, we're off to Crete - having read wonderful motorhoming stories about the island. The plan is to make our way from Calais, via Reims, Dijon and Chambery through the Frejus tunnel into Italy. From there it's via Turin, Parma, Moderna, Balogna, Florence,Arezzo, Perugia and Foligno to Civitanova Marche on the east coast of Italy. Then down the coast to Bari to take the ferry to Patras, across to Piraeus and finally a ferry to Heraklion, Crete.
Time-wise we're allowing 3 weeks for France and Italy, a week from Patras to Piraeus, a month on Crete and a month to get back..........haven't thought about the return journey yet!!
So it's all very exciting! Since this is a new blog site (our old one Traveleor went bust), we're still trying to figure out how it works. However, in theory we should be able to record our travels, upload photos and plot our route on the map.
Will add more to this blog as it happens.......'til then xxxxxxxxx
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