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Travel Blogs from Gradisca d'Isonzo
... by naked geriatrics who really shouldn't be.
Yesterday morning, our first day here, we are awake at 6am and Mick sets out to forage for breakfast. He returns with the gloomy news that neither of the nearby restaurant or shop will be open before 11am. This is a catastrophe.
We contemplate our depleted Lidl supplies. A packet of paprika chipsticks, a banana and two seriously jaded ...
We are really getting good at this camping lark. In an hour and a half we are showered, coffee'd up, and the bikes are packed ready for the off. Including scoffing Brötchen, butter and jam from the camp shop.
So we are queued up ready to buy tickets for Hochosterwitz Castle at 9am opening time. Not for ...
... then catch the train into Venice, it's less than 10minutes. I love being back here but it's amazingly busy. We have a look around the shops, Alfie gets his. Messi shirt that he's been wanting all holiday. We look in all the leather shops and I buy a lime green bag that is different to everything else we've seen. We buy a beer and sit on the steps at the edge of the Grand Canal ...
... we wandered through the relatively quiet start to the event. The line of traffic filing towards the mostly closed car parks suggested that it would be a huge rowdy affair, but we were happy enough for a lakeside walk with views of the castle and Church in the distance. We then continued on to Trieste, an Italian port town where we arrived without tablet battery or internet to find a campsite. After some time we managed enough charge ...
... br> the rest of the sun worshippers were lying on concrete. We are so lucky in Australia to have our sandy beaches!
Then we travelled across Istria which is the wine country of Croatia.
First however I sent us up another steep country road in search of Vela Draga canyon in Ucka National Park . Five Kms later I realised that I t was actually at the bottom of the hill. The kids and I had a short hike to the viewpoint which was nice but you really needed to climb down into the ...
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