Sumi Hollingworth

A mother, partner, sociologist and stresshead who likes her own space, I am currently trapped in a campervan with my partner and a two year old, thoroughly enjoying the togetherness of being on the road. ;)
Living in: Morocco
  • Day177

    Dugi Otok

    June 15 in Croatia

    Dugi Otok is one of the more remote islands - it took nearly two hours by boat from Zadar. We arrived in the afternoon and headed straight to camp Kargita at the north of the island by the famous lighthouse at Veli Rat. It was a beautiful setting, with camp ground right on the rocky beach and only a handful of campers there. Hayyan got very brave in the water, swimming under and going out of his depth. We stayed a night before setting off to explore the island in the camper. Apart from a few small harbour towns the island was very uninhabited yet from the middle of the island you could see beautiful untouched beaches along all the coastline. We spent the night parked up near the church in Sali where we had a pizza and bought fishing equipment, and then discovered online a remote beach: Mala Voda. When we drove down the steep hill to the beach we found only a few fishing boats and a few mainly Croatian families on holiday who frequented the beach. It was truly desert island stuff and we camped here for two nights swimming, sunbathing and looking for treasure.Read more

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  • Day173

    The Lim, Rovinj and Preluk

    June 11 in Croatia

    We did some shopping in Koper in Slovenia, where everyone was very stern and took themselves very seriously, before heading down the coast into Croatia. We camped the first night at the Lim, a fish farm inlet, with bat cave, where we got eaten alive by mosquitoes. We then spent the day in Rovinj (a laid back Venice) before parking up at dusk at Preluk, a beautiful bay of crystal clear waters, watching the twinkling lights of Volosko over the bay. First impressions of Croatia: beautiful lush green scenery, too many rules.Read more

  • Day170

    Venice

    June 8 in Italy

    We parked in an industrial car park in Port Marghera on the mainland and got the train to Venice. Venice was beautiful and quite fantasy like and we spent the day getting fed up with lifting the buggy up bridge steps. After ferrying up and down the grand canal on the water bus we found a much needed kids play park! We stayed another night on camping Fuseta an architect designed campsite built in 1960 with views of Venice over the lagoon. MosquitosRead more

  • Day159

    Marrakech

    May 28 in Morocco

    Marrakech was difficult with a toddler, as we presumed but we braved the souk and main square and arrived in time to hear Call to prayer at Koutoubia mosque, where thousands gathered to pray at Ramadan. The Cyber gardens killed a good couple of hours as the little one was able to run off some steam in amongst the tropical plants. We headed to a campsite on the edge of the city the Relais de Marrakech which turned out to be a lovely oasis of tropical calm where H learnt to swim with two young Dutch ladies on holiday. We set off from here North to catch our ferry to Italy.Read more

  • Day149

    Sidi Kaouki

    May 18 in Morocco

    On Vandogtraveller’s recommendation we made our way to Sidi Kaouki, a sleepy surfers’ beach with a few surf shacks and a couple of hotels and uninspiring campsites. Loads of winkles and mussels to be found in the rock pools. Saw a man who had been fishing in a rubber ring he had made himself. Tagan learnt to surf. He’s a natural.

  • Day141

    Taroudant

    May 10 in Morocco

    Named the mini Marrakech, we met my dad and his partner here and stayed in the lovely Riad Dar Dzahara for a few nights. The Riad was a calm oasis right in the centre of the bussling medina. We ate tagine, wandered the souks and explored the city in horse and cart, interspersed with screaming toddler tantrums.

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