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Provincia di Catanzaro

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  • Day233

    Lago Passante, Sila Mountains

    February 14, 2017 in Italy

    It was Valentines Day and we were hoping for a nice place to stay. Given the difficulty we'd had finding an overnight spot the previous evening, we kept our fingers tightly crossed.

    It was overcast when we left Aprigliano and took the route through the Apennines towards the east coast of Italy's toe. We climbed into the clouds and as we wound back and forth around the sharp bends, we caught glimpses of picturesque valleys spread out far below us.

    We began to encounter snow laying at the sides of the road and it started to fall lightly. It was a captivating sight when we emerged above the cloud layer to a vibrant blue sky with glistening white snow coating the undulating landscape crisscrossed by animal tracks.

    Passing a frozen lake we rose to 1475m above sea level before we began descending. Luck was on our side regarding the overnight spot, as we came across a layby alongside a reservoir. The view through the pine trees was lovely and the spot was peaceful, if a little chilly at 2°C overnight.

    Will cooked us a nice meal and we had a film night with chocolates and bubbly- perfect!
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  • Day236

    Lido La Cabana

    February 17, 2017 in Italy

    Working our way further down the Ionian coast of Calabria, we drove down a cliffside road that looked on the map like one of those squiggles you make when trying to get a biro to work! At the bottom, we found a spot to park by the sea in Lido La Cabana. It was a sandy bay about 1km long and protected by an outcrop of rock to the southern side.

    The weather was warm and so Will took the canoe out for a fish in the evening. There were also two snorkelers who we realised, when they emerged from the water, had been 'fishing' with spear guns! They proceeded to casually clean their weapons standing on the pavement in front of the van.

    There weren't many people using the beach so we left the canoe out overnight and went out for an exploratory paddle the next day. A fisher had stationed himself where Will had launched the previous day and we didn't want to disturb him so we carried the canoe up the beach to a part that had a steeper shelf. Launching went ok and we paddled north to find some caves. Unfortunately the swell had got up and we'd come oit of the protected part of the bay into whitecaps so we didn't want to risk getting too close to the cave entrance and capsizing. Turning around we paddled round an outcrop of rock at the southern end of the bay, where cormorants had perched and left smelly white guano! Returning to shore we aligned ourselves and paddled hard for the beach. Unfortunately when the nose hit sand, a wave lifted the back up, leaving the middle hanging in thin air and inevitability tipping us in! The water was warm enough not to shock us but we had such trouble getting the water filled canoe out of the waves that the fisherman came over and helped us haul it up! He was really lovely, checking we were ok and saying that if we needed anything, he was there.

    Vicky is still needing to take Poppy out to the toilet at all hours but it had the advantage that she was treated to a stunning sunrise over the water the following morning.
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  • Day234

    Sena Park, Cropani Marina

    February 15, 2017 in Italy

    From the mountain reservoir we descended to the sea at Cropani Marina. The journey took us past precipices and yielded views of wide V shaped valleys falling far below, their sides covered in leafless beech forests. The destination brought very different surroundings with an long sandy beach over which little lizards scuttled and sunbathed. It was a warm day and really pleasant to stroll past the upturned rowing boats and pink, purple and orange flowers that covered the sand close to the car park. Will even enjoyed a quick dip in the sea!

    We needed services and so stayed at a caravan site a few hundred meters away from the beach (still close enough to hear the constant background noise of waves hitting the shore). There were about 10 resident cats sunning themselves on the grass and we followed their lead for a while with Poppy. However, much of the evening was taken up replacing a side indicator and swapping some of our things from broken boxes to new ones. We would previously have left these jobs for when we returned home but this is our everyday life now and it was as good an opportunity as we'd had in a while.
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  • Day2

    Villa Collina - ankomst.

    September 18, 2016 in Italy

    Ankom kl 15 til Lamezia. Blev hentet af naboerne. Straks igang med gulv vask på terrassen. Medens det tørrede var vi til et par glas vin hos Søgaard. Inger tryller med en gang pasta frisca og jeg fik gang i "tynde koteletter" på grillen.
    Dagen efter på marked for at købe grøntsager og friske blomster.

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Provincia di Catanzaro, Catanzaro

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