April 2017
  • Day1


    April 7, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    An interesting walk around the city of culture 2017 - unable to find a coffee shop meeting our strict criteria. On ferry nice and early with a buffet meal from M&S.

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  • Day2


    April 8, 2017 in Luxembourg ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Smooth running through Holland, Belgium and into Luxembourg city. Quick stroll round then to Schengen in the Moseley valley, staying at the youth hostel. Wine country.

  • Day3

    Near Lyon

    April 9, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Morning view from our hostel room overlooking the Moselle.

    View from the passenger seat on the A 31 travelling south (all day).

    The local church lit for an evening stroll.

    27 degrees C all afternoon!

  • Day5


    April 11, 2017 in France ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Camping Arc en Ciel. A charming site close to motorway so some noise pollution. 22 degrees, blue skies.

    Pretty town centre with many fountains and tourists. The season starts before Easter.

  • Day5

    Vence, France

    April 11, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Via Grasse, interesting museum of perfumery.

    The view from the upstairs bedroom at Domaine de la Bergerie.

  • Day6

    Vence, France

    April 12, 2017 in France ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    A day spent touring Vence, the medieval city, the Matisse chapel.

    Indulgent lunch - two courses and wine sitting outside in the old part.

  • Day7

    Nice - nice!

    April 13, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Just getting to know a little of the city. Great viewpoints. Cemetery overlooking the bay. Lunch with Carole.

  • Day9

    Tourettes sur Loup and Bordighera

    April 15, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    A brief trip to TSL, medieval hill town. Then a challenging drive via Nice to Bordighera. Staying with John and Carole in this beautiful location.

  • Day9

    Bordighera, Italy

    April 15, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Mural in the fishing harbour.

    Carole and John outside the market.

    Buying fruit and vegetables for the next few days.

    San'Ampelio chapel.

    Got a parking ticket and paid it at the police station this morning. Now the van is parked (legally I hope) some distance away.

  • Day10

    Sestri levante

    April 16, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    The campsite just outside Sestri Levante. Very hot. Very busy. Only one emplacement available (luckily we only needed one).