Monthly Archives: May 2016

The round about way to Corsica


We have booked ferry tickets to Bastia,Corsica from Livorno, Italy. We chose this crossing since it is only 4 1/2 hours and leaves and arrives in the day time. The more southern crossing to Sardinia is an overnight ferry with the need for an expensive stateroom.… Read the rest

Posted in Corsica, France | 9 Comments

Pisa, Siena, and Touring Tuscany

Roberto Villa-14

We had missed going to Pisa to see the leaning town on the way to Tuscany since the weather was crappy we did not want to make the detour. So today we made a 70 km trip back east to see the famous landmark.… Read the rest

Posted in Italy | 2 Comments

Rimini, San Marino, and Florence

Rimini San Marino-12

Camping in the rain is no fun, but packing up in the rain is worse. The rain continued until about 6 am and we all got up at just after 7 to pack up before it started again.

We are headed southeast to see the Republic of San Marino, but will stay in Italy in the beach town of Rimini.… Read the rest

Posted in Italy, San Marino | Leave a comment

La Spezia, a Villa and then a Moto Rally in Tuncany


After saying goodbye to the Swedes we were off south from Milan.


We planned to take the small SP roads up into the mountains and so the 300 km took 6 hours. Several of the passes were pretty cold at 6 degrees, but there was essentially no traffic.… Read the rest

Posted in Italy | 2 Comments

Lake Como & Milano

Lake Como Wolfgang Marcus-3

We woke to overcast and some drizzle, but it soon dried up.




There is a massive fort on the hill above Briancon.

Lake Como

We had decided after yesterdays issues with the closed passes we would head over the alps to Italy on the toll road to prevent issues.… Read the rest

Posted in Italy | 2 Comments

Avigonon, Monaco, and north in France


Today is is sunny again but only 10 degrees. We had to put the gas for the stove in the 800 to make it to the gas station since we had not seen one on the way into town! We had 287 km and 3.5 hours to go on the small roads to Avignon.… Read the rest

Posted in France, Monaco | 7 Comments