Gradisca D'Isonzo, ItalyOctober 26, 2016 in Italy
We'd considered doing the 180km through Italy and Slovenia to Croatia in one day but Vicky had hurt her hip and couldn't drive. We keep off motorways so we get a better impression of the areas we pass through and so it was a long way for one person to drive on local roads. There was the added pressure of acclimatising to the different road signs, speed limits and priorities of three different countries so we decided to do a short hop to near the Slovenian border, ready to cross over to Croatia the next day.
The Gradisca D'Isonzo stopover comprised of 3 allocated motorhome bays in a car park next to a park and small supermarket. Last night's rain had cleared some of the clouds and allowed patches of blue to peak through, raising the outdoor temperature to 23°C, about 13 degrees warmer than we'd been used to. The windows and skylights flew open as soon as we arrived in order to air the inside of the van that had become rather damp over the last few days.Read more