185 days around Europe

Faraoh50

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Finally gasol !!!. Hurraaaa !!!
We finally had to go to Riva del Garda. Gave up my search in other places when we were in the Veneto province. 2t. On good roads and so the problem was solved .. we knew from past experience that they could refill swedish bottles there..
But say the joy that will be long lasting ....
With a full gas bottle, we decide to take in an agricamp just outside Riva d. Garda. Entered the campsite on Park 4 Night and then on navigation .., 20 minutes later we realized that something was wrong. Again a narrow, winding mountain road with a steep climb. And the cream on the cake, we had to squeeze between a protruding roof and a stone wall with thick bushes and only a few cm. On either side. But confident in the technology and in the belief that the campsite was around the next bend, we struggled on.
And there, in front of us was STOP !!!!
With a lot of effort I managed to back into a small side road. With many small maneuvers we came around. But not without injury .. the paneling under the door was scraped by with soil / gravel from a pile when I had to force the turn. The stairs became full of gravel and stones and stopped working. But around we came. After a while we were back down at the start of this awful road. Stayed at a P spot to assess the damage .. and exhale. We checked the navigation again. Entered the camping and navigation and came to the
same place.
Anneli then put the campsite and pressed navigate on her mobilephone and got the correct directions ... we were 32km away !!!
We had gone in the wrong direction from Riva d. Garda. We had been given directions to the west when we were going to Rovereto east of R.d.G.
You can always be selfcritical, I knew which way it was !! But dumber than dumb I did rely on technology without even thinking .. despite all the previous mishaps with gps, n.
A good cup of coffee with reinforcement did the trick .. we have no photos from this ordeal, they are only in my head.
However, you get some pictures from the trip to Riva d. Garda and Agricampingen ..
 

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Faraoh50

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Hi Esbjörn. Tack för din respons. Hela vår resa till dagsdatum finns i forumet " reseberättelser från husbilen". Välkommen att titta in där. Anledningen till att jag posta på den Engelska forumsidan var bara en idè jag fick för att kanske sparka lite liv i den. Det är troligtvis inget jag kommer att fortsätter med.
Jag posta även på FB med samma titel. Den är dock en sluten grupp. Sök där och om du är intresserade anmäl intresset då blir du godkänd.
Mvh David
 

Faraoh50

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28-29 / 7 (days 113-116)
After all the stress the other day, we took a well deserved break for a couple of days to catch our breath and calm down a little. And what a place we ended up at. Tranquility and harmony, in the middle of the vines and apple orchards. A small paradise for motorhome people. The only thing I can see for improvement suggestions is a washing machine .. then we would probably have stayed a little more..
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But all good things must come to an end and we went on to new goals. It will be Gorges du Tarn in the south of France, on the way there we also pass Pont du Gard, which I hope can get some lovely photos of. On sunday our journey took us to the Piedmont region where we found yet another very nice motorhome This place also had almost everything you could ask for, including own private beach. Unfortunately, there was no washing machine here either. So it was only a one night stop.
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I was very surprised that it was so flat here. My picture of Piedmont was snow-capped mountains and vineyards in the valleys. But what we saw mostly was (probably) rice crops! Maybe risotto rice.
Now, Monday, we have arrived at a campsite just a couple of miles from the French border. A really nice place here too, surrounded by high mountains and deep valleys. The road here was sometimes stunningly beautiful,
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and even some of those snow topped mountains..
Now I can't write anymore today .. 4 loads of laundry wait ...
 

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1/8 (day 119)
After Nyons we went on to Pont du Gard without a stop.
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This amazing aqueduct has long been on my list of places to see. Should have actually visited it earlier when we went down to Spain but simply forgot about it.
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Now we were there, and I was not disappointed, despite the huge tourism of the area with, among other things, canoe rental. But somehow it works with contemporary leisure activities and historical monuments, making it a more vibrant experience.
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