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... a nice drive and we found free parking which is always a bonus. Walked into the lovely old town, see pictures, then we heard trumpets start, so we headed to the Piazza and drums beat, trumpets sounded from the band and all the men in coloured outfits and flags arrived, we were treated to half an hour of a fantastic spectacle. Went to a ritzy restaurant for lunch, Jenny now has a new recipe for risotto, it was yum so was my steak and potatoes. ...
... After lunch the 5 of us went for a boat ride around Lake Garda which was beautiful. The captain even let each of the boys have a turn steering the boat which they thought was pretty cool. We were then going to go and have a look through a castle but it closed at 1pm! We didn't realize this and got there at 1.30pm. Oh well! We had dinner at the cafe downstairs from our hotel with John Daniela, and then when back to our rooms to pack up ready to head to ...
... but the kids loved it and even saw their favourite penguins of madagascar!!! Then all the boys went on the water log ride (not for me either!!) and the look on Luca's face was hilarious. They all loved it. We made our way around the park, stopping at different rides, sometimes having to take turns at Luca was a bit short for some. We all went white water rafting and I got drenched! Luckily it was 24 degrees and warm enough to dry off a bit. Nic, Brodie and ...
Without such a rush
today and the weather being a bit wet, we walked back to the ferry
jetty to catch a boat to Desanzano to the west and on the southern
shore. This was another larger town with a marina again. The
weather just was not inviting today and put a dampener on our walk
around the town. We enjoyed a coffee in a pedestrianised street but
decided not to wait for a later ferry but to return to Sirmione on
and drank wine until the last boat of the day arrived, a fast
catamaran. The return journey all the way south took us to some
different ports on the western shore but with no connection to
Sirmione, we could not visit. After a couple of hours, we were
finally ashore in Sirmione, having watch the sunset over the lake and
mountains in the distance. It had been a very full day and we had
already determined that we would eat in the town rather than near ...