Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Monday started off for Saumur sur Loire .Tomtom took us the scenic route across country hardly met another car but very nice villages and scenery. Arrived here about 3.00 pm Camping Ile D'offard Saumur
14 Euro with Asci Card. Have electric and Wifi .So this is how the Blog is been updated and of course its pissin rain otherwise we would be out walking or cycling. Everywhere here was closed up for the Easter Bank Holiday Monday. I mean everywhere pubs the lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Having great difficulty with this blog as all headers keep reverting to French Grrrrreeeeeeee.
So here we are sitting in the van looking over at the Chateau across the river through the pouring rain, even Misty wont go out and the swimming pool is closed today. Spain here we come looking for sunshine.
Off then for a bit of culture. The Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux Cathedral and of course the D Day landing Beaches.The American Cemetery was very moving and disturbing to see thousands of white crosses and Stars of David just could not be captured on photo.Very well kept and laid out.
Weather not great drizzle rain and about 12 degrees. Might make a bigger effort to get further south in search of sunshine.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
2ND June 09 we left Beka Campsite and travelled to Corinth. Got a brief glimpse of the Corinth Canal from the motorway but could not find our way to a good viewing spot. Checked into Blue Dolphin Campsite in Corinth.Again a nice site with a helpful pleasant owner,spaces a bit tight but good access to a nice beach and a nice restaurant.It was very full when we were there due to a Dutch caravan tour of about twenty vans. We took down the bikes and cycled to Ancient Corinth ,a good climb on a bike.Ancient Corinth has a very good selection of Tavernas and shops and a lovely place to spend an evening .Unfortunately we had come without lights for the bicycles and were a bit nervous of our steep freewheel home.The Ancient site looked impressive and definitely warrants another visit.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Drove to the City of Nafplio and parked at the harbour along with several other campervans and sail holiday boats.Walked through the picturesque streets of the city . Nafplio was the first Capitol of Modern Greece.Great atmosphere plenty of tavernas with people of all nationalities just enjoying the food ,sunshine and chat. Lovely place ! Got talking to a Dutch couple in the campervan parked beside us and they told us it was possible to park here on the pier over night without any problem , very tempting as I would think there could be good crack at night in the tavernas.Thought about it but decided to move on. Drove to Tolos but thought it was very commercialised and not as nice as the Greek towns and villages we had past through. Then we found Lefka Beach www.camping-lefka.gr. Immediatly fell in love with this beautiful site right by the sea on a picturesque bay.
Pitches a bit tight to get into but worth the effort when your all hooked up and enjoying the view and a glass of wine outside your camper.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Stayed at Mani Beach Camping ,Gythio where we met up again with Mary and Mike from England with whom we shared dinner , a bottle (or two) of wine and a very pleasant evening.We had met them at Kato Alissos near Patras.
On Friday we headed for Monemvassia, its almost an island fortress nice tavernas and shops but no Camp site and dreaded signs posted everywhere "NO CAMPING OR OVERNIGHT PARKING FINE OF €147.00 per night per person".Drove on to Tolo but were not impressed (Too Commercial) but then found Camping Lefka Beach. This is a beautiful site situated right on the waters edge of a beautiful Bay. Peace................
We left the pretty town of Stoupa about 10 .00 A.M. and headed down for the bottom of the Mani Peninsula, across beautiful mountains but very narrow roads and hair pin bends.Drove from Ag. Nikon to Areopoli to Diros Caves (Vlychoda Caves) We took the boat trip through the caves with its crystal clear waters and wonderful Stalactites and Stalagmites. The trip takes about 40 mins and costs €12.00 .Well worth the experience. Followed the signposts for Vathia packed with its famous Mani Towers and defence settlement ,more narrow streets not really made for 3.5 ton campervans but made it...........Arrived at Gythio about six pm and booked into Camping Mani Beach tired but happy Eat at Camp Restaurant €20.00. Good Day.