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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-06-2019, 21:48 Thread Starter
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That's it ! the local bar by the beach has just put up the cost of a beer by 25%.
The main road is now difficult to cross; traffic has increased ten-fold.
Parking ? What parking ?
Strange sun-loving folks all over the place.

The Sun......now getting mighty hot, shade hopping essential when walking.
O.K. It's time to migrate North to cooler climes, rain and cloud. Lovely !
We are leaving tomorrow morning at errrrr sometime or other.. when we are ready.
Through Spain, probably making for Malavella, lovely little town, then up to the border and heading along the Southern coast of France towards Italy. Destination is Austria, just South of Vienna.
Plans ?....what Plans ? headings with no timetables, only skating too and fro to folks we want to visit.
Most Northerly: Hamburg. Most delightful: probably along the Moselle.
So that's six weeks taken care of.

Then it's thro Holland to a ferry and back to the UK.
Well we do want some rain and cloud.
Another five or so weeks in the UK then ferry to France and a leisurely wander thro' France to arrive back in Spain some time in September.


That's the plan anyway. It worked nicely for the last two summers.

Wish us luck !


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Good luck Bill and Dori
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That sounds fabulous Bill - I love the lack of detailed planning - really, I do!

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So far so good. At lake garda after an interesting drive along and under the Italian coast. We have another 600 kilometres to go to reach our friends in Austria. But for now......tomorrow will be a day on the bikes. Electric of course ! .My first time in Italy. Don't they speak funny ! !
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Dorli has been to Italy before. I notice she didn't learn much Italian.
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Yes, I had thought Italian was very like Spanish but it isn't really.

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Yes, I had thought Italian was very like Spanish but it isn't really.
Interesting, when I worked a summer season in the IoM, the hotel had Italian Chefs and Waiters but Spanish kitchen hands, think they said they could understand 3 out of five words each. Certainly the curse words were easily understood between them and were the first bit of lingo I picked up. lol.

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I learned Italian when I was 15 years old from the neighbours. They had daughters the same ages as my sister and myself and we spent many hours in their houses. I'd done 4 years Latin and 3 years French by then and within 6 months I could understand everything they were saying. My brother married one of their schoolfriends and they kept Italian as their home language so I managed to keep it alive in my head. Bit rusty now to speak it but was challenged on a recent flight back to SA, my seat neighbour a young girl of about 20 was on her way to stay with friends there and I assisted her through passport control as she didn't know a word of English. It's a pretty and expressive language!

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Good luck and safe travel. Sounds great.
Curious to see Location, Costa Blanca is that home as I see you are going to the UK eventually?
Oops, Spain in September LOL

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Now eighteen years in Spain. Family and friends in Germany Austria and the UK. Our neighbours in Spain are mainly French so we think of ourselves as Europeans. Ain't the Continent great !
Drinking a lot of beer with lemonade and water. We haven't escaped the heat yet but we will be working on it !
Spent a lovely day in Lake Yards area yesterday. Today we are in Austria at Klagenfurt semi official parking in the municipal car park cos all MH places already full. Not surprised nearest camp places 35 euros plus.
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I dunno where Lake Yards is......I thought I wrote Lake Yards !
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