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  • Day188

    Too hot to handle.

    July 30 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    We had to leave before 10.00.
    As we get into Lieske we immediately missed our airconditined room. ;)
    Today we wanted to get to Grosseto.
    A more than 2 hours drive.
    But First we have to get back from were we came. Citavecchia.
    One thing. Italians can't drive. We can.
    As expected, Lieske behaved like a real lady.
    So we safely arrived... not in Grosetto.
    The heat is really terrible. So we decided to take a look for a place in the shade, and preferably next to water. So ..this place popped up. Found it on a 4x4 camp a night website. And it's ok.
    Not for long, as there are no toilets or showers. But just for the night.
    The idea of standing in this heat some were in the city.....
    About the heat. Maybe we complain too much. But the reason we left in February on this trip, was just about this. We wanted to avoid the heat of summer.
    And now.. to be honest, we had a discussion about just leaving Italy, and go up north. But it does not matter so much. Just a few degrees.
    Its 37° burning sun, and no place to hide.
    You can't do anything from 11.00 till 20.00
    At least.. We can't.
    I will spare you the details of how I look. As I am embarrassing my daughter.
    But I don't care.
    Pictures can be sent by private mail. ;)

    If we survive the night, tomorrow an other 200km to Pisa.
    Want to see that clumsy building.

    Sweaty night!
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  • Day11

    Guten Morgen Welt

    July 27 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Wir haben gut geschlafen.Die Kinder sind noch im Träumeland nur Philips Kuscheltier hat schon runtergeschaut🙃😉Nun trinken wir erstmal einen Kaffee, genießen die Meeresluft und planen den Tag.Schauen wir mal wo uns die Reise heute hinführt.Read more

  • Day60

    Orbetello - the spit

    May 30, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We arrive at a lovely campsite after driving through some pretty little towns on the way onto the spit. The children are immediately impressed by the park - I am impressed by the safe-ness of the park!

    There’s a lovely pool area with lots of very cold pools to test out on this very hot couple of days! Coen excited by the site of them goes running off through the entrance not realising there is footbath - tumbles straight into it head first and fully clothed is now soaking wet.

    The beach is just across a little road so we go to have a look and it is a beautiful sandy beach, with lovely, warm sea. We are not quite prepared though and Coen in his new dry outfit goes straight in the sea, followed closely by Amelia who has at least managed to take her t-shirt off! We have a lovely play in the sand, before a big black cloud starts to loom. We head back to camp just in case, but it’s a false alarm, so the children get a quick dip in the pool (wetsuits on!) and play in another park.

    Nighttime brings the one downside of this place - the campsite is next to a little B road that leads to the small island connected by the 3 spits jutting our from mainland. This island must be full of industry and/or nightlife as the road noise made it sound like the m25 the whole night through!

    Amelia has spotted that there were two young girls speaking English when we arrive so was very excited to learn that they were English.

    We chatted to their parents and found that they were also on a big adventure coming the exact opposite route to us. We had planned to only stop one night here, but as Amelia was excited to have made friends, we spent the next full day at the beach, the weather was so lovely, the sea was perfect for the children as it stayed shallow for a way out, Amelia tested out her bodyboarding skills, while Coen tested his jumping skills in the shallows. We finished with a lovely (cooling) swim in the pools, then pizza and wine with our new friends - sharing travel stories, highs and lows - and also getting some great recommendations of places to go! The children fully test out the safe-ness of the new park, with a few face plants, we leave with a few extra grazes and bruises, but happy!
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  • Jul7

    Orbetello - Pizzeria Dalla Zia

    July 7, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 28 °C

    Hier ist wirklich die Hölle los. Alles was laufen kann flaniert durch die Stadt. Zum Glück bekommen wir einen Tisch in der angesagtesten Pizzeria der Stadt. Leckeres Essen, cooles Dexken-Lampen-Ambiente und dazu eine Best-Of-80-Jahre-Non-Stop-Playlist von YouTube.Read more

  • Jul8

    70er Jahre Airbnb Haus

    July 8, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 31 °C

    Auf der Suche nach einem anderen Campingplatz kommen wir an dem AirBnb Haus vorbei das wir im Jahr zuvor in der engeren Auswahl hatten: Ein echter 70-er Jahre Betonbau mit runden Mauern und davor stehen fette Autos.Read more

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