What’s this blog, then?
This blog’s about our life on the open road.
Who are we? Adrian and Ellie and a big red campervan.
Where are we? We’re on the road. Somewhere. Or will be, soon.
Where are we going? Ask us tomorrow or the next day.
Where have we been, and what have we done? That’s what this blog’s about.
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Category Archives: By Country – Italy
Ever since the snow in Abruzzo, we’ve been aware of the approach of winter. Few campsites are open, and the days are short enough that there’s a real restriction on what we’ve been able to do. As a result, we’ve … Continue reading
Just east of Palermo lies Cefalu – a city grown up around a cathedral, nestled snugly into the tiniest of corners of flat(ish) land between a monumental rock and the sea. The town is a maze of tiny back streets, … Continue reading
We followed the campsite owner on his bike slowly for around 5km, and arrived safely at Degli Ulivi campsite in Sferracavallo. It’s a small site compared to some we’ve been on, but cosy and very friendly as was the town. … Continue reading
After our mud-bath, the Austrian owner of the Torre Salsa site greeted us with the news that we couldn’t camp in their beach section, as the ground was too soft… We didn’t need telling twice, so settled in the main … Continue reading
Some days take on a different dimension quite suddenly and unexpectedly… We spent the night at a nice campsite near Valle dei Templi with the usual large family of characterful camping cats we now expect. We woke up to another … Continue reading
Ominous and insistent midnight buzzing has been the far-too-consistent soundtrack at the last couple of campsites, as mozzies have done their best to drive our chewed carcasses further insane. The campsite near Ragusa, Scarabeo, was lovely in all respects bar … Continue reading
Our first week and a half in Sicily has been one of ups and downs, mainly due to the weather which has veered from close to freezing point up to high 20s sunshine, with driving rains and gusty winds in … Continue reading
The long road south from Matera was probably not the most scintillating of the trip – the bits we could see through the weather looked good, anyway. At best murky and overcast, the rain broke one of our golden rules … Continue reading
After Paestum we planned to go to the city of Matera following an enthusiastic recommendation from our Texan friends, Virginia and Zac. Luckily for us it is one of the few places in Southern Italy with a campsite open at … Continue reading