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  • Day273

    Mount Vesuvius

    March 26, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Today we looked into the crater of the only active volcano on mainland Europe; Mount Vesuvius!

    We bought tickets from the campsite reception that covered transport and entry to the National Park, before catching the dedicated bus from just outside. It was a real relief to relinquish responsibility for getting there to someone else. The vehicle hurtled along over the speed limit and beeping at anything in front that dared to go slower. On the cobbled hill road we could hardly hear what each other was saying due to the cacophony of squeaking and banging and the roaring engine of the bus. We sat on plastic seats with bare metal rails and no sign of seatbelts. The driver himself held on to a support rail with one hand as he slung us round bends with the other. The area we travelled through was urban but we were able to catch glimpses of Vesuvius's ominous dark grey slopes, its peak shrouded in white cloud.

    We transferred to a 4x4 bus at the edge of the National Park with padded coach seats and seatbelts (albeit non functioning). The cab bounced about seemingly separately from the coach, so much so it had torn away from the rubber joiner between them, through which daylight now shone. It took us up into the pine forest, on dilapidated concrete, then rickety cobbles covered in grit, kicking up a plume of dust behind. We passed a ranger on a skewbald horse and several cyclists, runners and walkers.

    We climbed and climbed round countless hairpin bends. Evidence of forest fires remained in the charred trunks of trees beside the road. Our ears popped and we attained an altitude where the height of the trees reduced and we could see the bay of Naples spread below, the sun reflecting back from the roofs of factories and shopping centres within the conurbation.

    The 4x4 pulled up at the car park 1050m above sea level. From here we walked up a grit track with the vegetation getting gradually less as the stone and reddy brown rocks took over. Clouds blew over the path as the environment became increasingly inhospitable. We were glad we'd worn trainers and not our walking sandals because the ground was loose and we slipped frequently. 15 minutes later we reached the summit and were able to peer over into the base of the crater. There was the odd small tree, a little grass and a few small patches of ground flowers visible but the rest was rock. From certain places on the sides, smoke was wafting out.

    The path led us half way round the crater, so we were able to see it from different perspectives. It was an incredible feeling to be in such an extreme place; leading down to Naples, you could see the rivers of shingle cutting through the forest and get an idea of the destructive power. The 40 minute drive from Pompeii, the settlement previously obliterated by Vesuvius, had added a sense of scale to the volcano's reach.

    We didn't get to spend as much time up there as Vicky would have liked as the bus driver had showed us a sign indicating we needed to return to the car park within an hour. Being used to doing things at our own pace in the van we hadn't asked if we could get a later bus, so it was a brisk walk back down the slippery shingle slope. We arrived 2 minutes late, but had to wait another 8 minutes for the bus. Getting settled on the warm cushioned seats, it was only after 5 minutes that Vicky realised her seat was wet with goodness knows what. At least it made her appreciate the plastic seats of the bus that returned us to the campsite!

    We don't often go on organised tours such as this because part of the joy of the motor home is being able to do things independently. In one sense it was great because it took all of the stress out of driving, we didn't need to organise where to park or worry about the van suspension taking a battering. On the downside, we felt pressured for time and worried about what would happen if we missed the bus. We'd definitely do something like this again, but learn from our experience and ask about possible alternatives that would suit us better.
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  • Day17

    Day 13 - Mt Vesuvius

    April 25, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    Want a hike?

    There are some beautiful views from the mountain, but not an easy climb when wearing open sandals. We knew we were going, but completely missed that it was a fairly major climb on a gravel, sandy track. Troi and I probably made it a third (half?) the way up. Happy there were two others who were prepared and will share their photos.

    It was a perfect day. Maybe 20°, sunny and a cool breeze blowing.

    We got stopped in traffic as we approached the entrance. Due to it being a national holiday there was a wait that probably added close to an extra 1.5 hours or more to the day.
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  • Day34

    Pompeji II und Vesuv

    November 14, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Außerdem besteigen wir noch den Vesuv. Allerdings mit Hilfe einer 40-minütigen Busfahrt. Der Krater ist gigantisch und an einigen Stellen schmauchelt es noch. Gott sei dank Lesen wir den aktuellen Spiegel Artikel "es brodelt am Vesuv" erst einen Tag später. :-)

  • Day3

    Am Kraterrand

    October 4, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Ja, der Aufstieg war schon eine schweißtreibende Angelegenheit. Aber wir haben es geschafft. Wahnsinn, dieser steile Krater. Ein dampfender Funerol mitten drin, es stinkt ein bisschen nach Schwefel.
    Auch wenn die Aussicht aufgrund der Wolken nicht immer die beste ist, hin und wieder reißt es doch mal auf, und gibt den Blick auf den Golf von Neapel frei.Read more

  • Day15


    September 13, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    From Cassino to Pompeii it is not very far and so we reach the Fauno Apartment in the morning. We quickly find a bus up to Vesuvius. After 40 minutes we are already in the parking lot just below the crater. I have to go up without the others, who are waiting for me at the snack bar. I have an hour until the bus goes down again. It goes steeply uphill until I arrive at the crater. Then a trail leads along the crater rim to the other side. From the crater, it even smokes a bit. On the other hand, you can look down directly on Naples, but more and more clouds obscure the view. The hour is pass by fast and I have to get down to the bus.Read more

  • Day16

    Mount Vesuvius

    September 10, 2014 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    Pic 1 - Looking down from Vesuvius into the valley and Naples beyond. That city is really screwed when this volcano blows.

    Pic 2 - From the gift shop at the Vesuvius, because everyone needs an ashtray lined with volcanic rock.

    Pic 3 - Cool looking lizards living all over Vesuvius.

  • Day16

    Mount Vesuvius

    September 10, 2014 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F

    Venturing up to take a look at an active volcano. Simply awesome!

    Pic 1 - looking down in to the volcano. It's chimney has been blocked since 1944 but they say it's past due to blow again.

    Pic 2 - taken of me showing clouds and gases rising out of the ground.

    Pic 3 - another shot looking down in to Vesuvius.Read more

  • Day12

    Zu Fuß über den Wolken

    October 18, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Schon früh sind wir wach für einen der Höhepunkte unserer Reise - der Vesu....... Nein! Die Jelly Bean Challenge : “Empfehlenswert für alle, die mal ein bisschen Spaß haben wollen, solange man nicht selber betroffen ist :-D
    Die Bohnen schmecken wirklich so, wie auf der Verpackung angegeben X). Da fragt man sich doch, wie haben die das gemacht bei der Herstellung bzw. wer hat sie vorher probiert??? Ein echter Partyspaß und Lacher garantiert. Mehr gibts dazu eigentlich nicht zu sagen.“ Zitat Amazon

    Am Vorabend kauft Vincent die Zutaten zur ultimativen Ekelchallenge. Alle Kinder fiebern diesem großen Event entgegen, und nun - kurz vor unserem Aufstieg auf unseren Vulkan steht alles bereit. Noah darf als erster eine der begehrten Beans wählen - frisch gemähter Rasen - lecker - bäh. Das ist noch die harmlose Variante. In zweiter Runde liegt eindeutig Vincent vorne - Erbrochenes!!!! Um nichts in der Welt nehme ich an diesem Spiel teil. Als Zuschauer jedoch ist es ein außerordentlicher Spaß ;-) Die Geräusche, Verrenkungen und Gesichtsentgleisungen sind einzigartig ;-)

    Nachdem alle ihre Übelkeit überwunden haben, recherchiert Noah die zu erwartende Temperatur auf dem Berg, aktuell 9 Grad.
    Nach unserer Voraussicht wird es dann sicher nicht mehr als 15 Grad! Also: lange Hose, Pullover, Jacke, festes Schuhwerk.
    Der Berg ist noch in Dunst gehüllt. Wir fahren durch den bewaldeten Teil am Hang des Berges. Die Bäume haben aber durch den Brand vor ca einem Monat ihre Gestalt verändert - groß, schwarzbraun, nadellos. Irgendwie macht dieser Anblick den Vulkan aber viel mehr zum Vulkan in unserer Vorstellung - viel dunkler und bedrohlicher, echter. Und wir können durch das fehlende Grün sehr viel besser ins Tal schauen. Kommerziell ist der Berg auch ein voller Erfolg, nicht für uns. Die letzten Meter bis zum Parkplatz und schon sind wir Parkgebühren und Bußgeld los geworden. Mit einem kleinen Bus fahren wir die nächsten Meter bis zum tatsächlichen Ticketshop. Und wieder ein paar Euros weniger. Wir sehen einige verwunderte Gesichter vor uns. Aber wider allen Unkenrufen - wir wollen auf unseren ersten, echten Vulkan! (Tatsächlich waren wir ja Tags zuvor schon auf dem Kraterrand eines Supervulkans, das wurde uns erst an diesem Abend wirklich bewusst.) Nach ca 40 min Fussmarsch öffnet sich vor uns das Tor zum Erdinneren. Wir schauen direkt in den Krater und sind sprachlos beeindruckt. Riesig und schlafend, aber doch wissentlich noch immer einer Bedrohung für die Menschen am Fuß dieses Berges - und genau in diesen Minuten auch für uns, starren wir unaufhörlich in dieses Loch. Carlotta hat sich das ganze Schauspiel aber anders vorgestellt, natürlich mit Lava und viel Feuer wie ein Blick in den feuerspeienden Schlund eines Drachen. Die bleibt uns aber verborgen, nur die Rauchfahnen am Kraterrand beweisen - Er lebt!!!
    Unser Blick ins Tal wird gelegentlich unterbrochen von Wolken, die uns zu Füßen liegen. Von oben sehen Wolken natürlich immer wunderschön wattig luftig aus. Carlotta ist begeistert. Zu Fuß haben wir es bis über die Wolken geschafft. Bedauerlicherweise hat sie im Unterricht nächste Woche nur 5 min Redenszeit, wie sollen diese ganzen Abenteuer denn in diesen Zeitkrümel passen?
    Nach einer ehrfürchtigen Stunde auf dem Gipfel treten wir unseren Heimweg an. Natürlich nicht ohne Lavasteine als Zeugnis unserer Tour im Gepäck. Alle Kinder suchen sich 2-3 kleine Steine, auch ich habe einen in meiner Tasche. Und Vincent? Am Fuß des Berges hatte ich Sorge, dass er den ganzen Berg abtragen wollte. Ich glaube, der kann seine ganze Schulklasse mit Steinen versorgen;-)

    Ach und die Temperatur auf dem Vulkan? Wider unserer Erwartung und der vorsorglichen langen Hosen waren es ca 24 Grad und mit jedem Schritt bergauf wurde es uns immer wärmer! Gottseidank hatte ich keine noch dickere Jacke im Gepäck;-) Nur Amon, der unsere Warnungen am morgen ignoriert - ist locker flockig in kurzer Hose auf dem Berg unterwegs, kluger Amon;-)
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  • Day249


    December 8, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Checked out at 10 and walked to the station. We ate at some cafe thing before finding our train.
    4€ for the smallest blueberry muffin 😭
    The station was total mayhem. People everrrrywhere.
    We couldn't find an ATM either which was a little stressful because we had to pay cash on arrival - we left hoping there would be one in Naples.
    About a 3 hour journey. I slept. Lol. we have so much crap. We need to send things home.

    I fell down the stairs on the train. It really hurt. The person in front of me wasn't walking fast enough and I had so much weight behind me It pushed me down.
    Hurt my pinkie finger and ankle.
    I'm ok but.

    When we arrived our transfer guy wasn't there.
    Remain calm, Angharad.

    I found a wifi zone after a panic fueled run around and got told he would be 5 minutes late. Phew.
    Gave us time to get money out.

    Found the guy and he drove us to the house.

    Holy hell this part of Italy is a wreck!
    We saw mount Vesuvius so that was cool.

    The apartment is nice but we have already had some major dramas here. Italy has 2 types of powerpoints the whole apartment only has the type we can't use.

    Until we found the fridge had a secret one which ours fits into.

    We went out for food because we were starving but every single shop was shut.
    Not just food - EVERYTHING.


    Our hosts don't speak English or rather it's very minimal so it was so bloody difficult asking where we could eat.
    We had to wait until 8pm.


    I am so cranky about this place. It is not as advertised.
    5 minutes to Pompeii is what it says.
    Erm, it's 9km away and there is ZERO public transport. And again, hosts don't speak English.. can't ask for help..

    I wanted to see Herculaneum too but alas, all tours leave from Naples and despite their advertisement they are nowhere near bloody Naples.

    Our transfer here cost 40€ and the only way to get anywhere is to go back to Naples which we can't afford.
    It's 27km away.


    We are just going to have to walk 9km to the museum-y part and get a taxi home - If there are any.

    This place is a ghost town.
    It's like after the eruption in 1944 they didn't bother rebuilding.

    Super bummed.

    I had an anger nap lol then we went to get a pizza at the only place open.
    We tried to pay but they didn't have change and their card machine was just for show.. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

    They let us leave without paying and we are to go back tomorrow.


    Pizza was really good though.

    Oh another crappy thing - the shower had like a little of hot water before it becomes ice.


    Jess got her puppy - his name is Edgar and he is beautiful.

    More notes: S club 3 are releasing a song in 3 days (YAY)
    On our colosseum tour we saw the fattest dog in the world. It was a sausage dog and its stomach actually touched the ground.
    It wasn't pregnant. It had balls.

    More pics from yesterday.
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