Down along the Adriatic Coast
Trip Start Mar 12, 2011
109Trip End Dec 15, 2011
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Then it was off on the road again.
Stopped a few times, mainly for fuel. Previously we had a problem in that having filled up the tank, while we were paying the fuel started overflowing the filler cap. So now we dont fill the tank. However, when the service is attended, its very difficult to get the guy to put in a certain volume of fuel - they only work on the total cost. So often, rather than push the point, we have under filled the car, which means stopping off more regularly.
While we were having lunch, and trying to find the elusive oil leak, we were inundated with locals wanting to see and know about the car. The trouble is, many of them speak no English, and we dont speak Italian, so its very difficult answering questions that are just repeated again and again!
Travelled well today, and as we arent going to make the ferry a day early, we decided to enjoy the journey and come off the motorway so as to see sometning of the Adriatic coast by taking a minor road. However, that simply put us through the local towns in the middle of the rush hour, so we headed back to the Autoroute.
Now we are in Pescara, in a seaside holiday hotel. Spent some more time on the oil problem, then had a rather good meal in the hotel. No choice, but it was good food, including a carafe of wine.
Theres no wifi here either, what a backward country Italy is! Will have to post this tomorrow or whenever.
301 miles av speed 41.7 max speed 61.3mph