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... of our journey.
We were ready, but the Swiss weren't! The most memorable part of the journey was not the beautiful scenery, the picture postcard lakeside villages, the mountains, or the waterfalls. Instead, it was the 2 hour queue waiting to get through the 17km Gotthard-Strassentunnel on the A2. That meant our planned stop in Lucerne was abandoned, and we got to Strasbourg at about 9pm. In time for a late dinner in the restaurant next to the Ibis hotel we stayed at, and ...
... way all day. The blog is finally up to date, or will be once the photos are added.
Fortunately, we had a special bottle of red for to accompany dinner. The sun did come out late evening, but everything was saturated.
Taking advantage of the calm twilight were a couple of oarsmen using one of Lake Como's traditional skiff, the Lucia. According to ...
Well obviously, if you're going to drive in Italy on the first weekend in August, you need to be going north. That was lucky!
Having finished packing up the car with what seemed to be three times as much as we brought with us - how come it fit getting here, and doesn't on our way back? - we added a trip to a supermarket to fill up with cheap booze and Baci chocolates - ah that explains it!
Marco turned ...
We woke at a reasonable hour and had breakfast at the hotel. The boys enjoy the idea of getting their own breakfast and the buffet concept!! When we were ready we walked down to the lake and got the 10.25am ferry to Bellagio. It was a 2 hour 20 minute trip that zig zagged across the lake to all the beautiful towns that sit along the waterline. It was a glorious, sunny day and Geoff and I enjoyed soaking up the rays on the back of ...
... to squeeze through numerous hamlets along the way, sounding the horn continuously. No problems, everyone just stops or backs up. We think the bus schedule is such that it times the passing of the buses where there is available space. The side mirrors on the bus are placed forward of the windscreen, and then angled along the side, so tight is the space.
Arrived in Como to sprinkling rain. Tourist centre then coffee ...
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