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I have finally had some time to put together some photographs of my recent unexpected holiday. It was a fantastic 10 day trip, driving threw France,Switzerland,Italy and Spain, then back threw france to belgium. I have never been so scared but excited at the same time 8000ft up the mountains. Altogether we drove somewhere between 3500 to 4000 miles, Camping a few nights, hotels others and even a night in the car. We were woke up by horses on one camp site, got locked out of another and woke up by a lazy donkey that couldn’t be bothered to finish its eeyore lol.I didn’t really get any pictures of plants and they are mainly all scenery photographs. I hope you enjoy looking at them.

Stelvio Pass Italy


A short stop for a bite to eat, and for me to calm down a little..You can see the road we had just drove down zig zagging across the mountain on the right hand side of the picture.

Lake Garda Italy
We planned on a overnight stay camping here, but the weather was terrible for a few hours thunder lightening, huge hail storm so we somehow managed to get into a hotel at 1030 at night and had wonderful views over the lake.

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Lovely pictures, that road looks too scary for me! Where did you stay on lake Garda?

19 Oct, 2011

 

Gosh Bill I can see why you were scared sometimes, those roads look really hairy but what a fantastic trip.
Yours photo`s are really lovely, such beautiful scenery, thankyou for sharing..

19 Oct, 2011

 

Wow, what an amazing place. A fantastic holiday!

19 Oct, 2011

 

How lovely and what a great experience. Love the photo's... :o))

20 Oct, 2011

 

Fantastic mountains! Did you need to calm down from fear or joy? I'd have been jumping for joy up there!

20 Oct, 2011

 

Stunning pictures ...
amazing ziggy zaggy roads !
Lovely hillside and mountain photos :o)

20 Oct, 2011

 

Great photo's Bill. We go to Lake Garda every year - love it and know it quite well but don't recognise the little harbour. Where was it? We'd like to try and find it next year! We always say we haven't had a proper holiday there unless we've had at least one storm!

Stelvio pass - scarey business!!...

20 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks all it was a wonderful experience. I'm not too sure where in lake Garda we were Digginfit ( somewhere to the south on the east side) we got there late at night lost as
Usual and only decided to go there that day. I will try later to find what the hotel was called and use good ole google to figure it out.

20 Oct, 2011

 

That would have thrown me into a panic hate heights although it looks beautiful, glad you had a lovely time.

20 Oct, 2011

 

At times Nana d i was too scared to panic lol

20 Oct, 2011

 

Looks a bit like somewhere Malcesine to me, Bill. When were you there? We probably passed each other. We camp there every year, and have done for years. The weather is famously changeable and extreme, especially in late summertime. From when I was a teenager (back in the Middle Ages) my family has had holidays like this - in reality quite uncomfortable at times, but wonderful all the same. We're getting too old (and so's the car) now to do this much any more, so we came to live here instead!

21 Oct, 2011

 

At the top of Monte Baldo [?] from the cable car in Malcesine there is a refugio/cafe ~ they serve the best lasagne i have ever eaten!!!

21 Oct, 2011

 

What a brilliant experience for you Bill, lots of lovely memories..scary roads..lol at the donkey..:o)

21 Oct, 2011

 

That donkey was so funny joanella. I woke up in my tent laughing to myself. Everywhere we camped or stayed was an experience. We got a little fed up of sleeping on top of ants nests so on our final two nights we turned up at a site near Barcelona and treated ourselves to a log cabin. We thought how nice to wake up not covered in ants. After a quick look round we opened a cupboard and to our horror, it was full of yes you guessed it ants. We ended up laughing our socks off as we pitched our one man tents on top of the beds I was determined not to wake up without Harold and George the ants up my nostrils again :-)

22 Oct, 2011

 

Your right Gattina! I've just found the hotel leaflet. We stayed for one night at the Parc Hotel Eden, Malcesine. We thought was quite reasonable at €45 per person b&b without reserving the room and turning up pleading for a room at 1030 in the evening. With a view over the lake. What a wonderful place to live near. I wish I'd known about that cafe too stickitoffee although there would have been no way on earth I would have gone up in a cable car during that thunderstorm and hail. :-0

22 Oct, 2011

 

Don't blame you! Neither would I!

I could tell you about a wonderful restaurant/cafe/hotel in limone, serves wonderful lemon ice cream!

22 Oct, 2011

 

Tell me about it stickitoffee. I would love to go again.
The friend I went with just nearly bought an old army truck to convert to a makeshift campervan but had to pull out of buying it because of insurance/ MOT problems and keeps talking about driving to Mongolia. I'm trying to decide whether or not to buy a cheap small campervan too.

22 Oct, 2011

 

I dont know about camper vans, sorry.
the restaurant/hotel was up the steep hill in limone and turn right, keep going almost to the end of the path, it was german run and looked a bit like a wooden chalet. it overlooks the lake and has its own garden, with produce that it uses, also access to the lake. a little outside swimming pool too. just gorgeous.

22 Oct, 2011

 

The only problem with glorious little Limone (apart from it's being on the other side of the lake from Malcesine) is getting to and from it from that awful, narrow, galleried road that runs down the west side of Lake Garda - we used to call it the suicide run and use it as little as possible. Fabulous views, homicidal drivers.

22 Oct, 2011

 

i wouldnt dream of using it ~ just go on the ferry from malcesine! i could not drive or be a passenger on those roads!!

22 Oct, 2011

 

Why didn't we think of that? We normally stay in a tiny place called Porto Portese on the western coast. There's a lovely harbour, a ferry point and a very good campsite with the most splendid views across the lake and the Alps. We've been going there for more than 30 years. Desenzano, a bit further south is really worth a visit, too. I'll see if I can find some pictures. There we go - found them! See what you think. :-)

22 Oct, 2011

 

yes please gattina, will look forward to those.

22 Oct, 2011

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