Crossing our first sea
Trip Start Mar 12, 2011
109Trip End Dec 15, 2011
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So not the greates start to the day!
Anyway, we got onto the road, and decided to follow the National road rather than the autoroute, which maade a nice change. More driving to do as the roads do twist and turn, but at leasty you see a bit more. Loads of fields of olive trees and vines mainly! But charming old towns with fascinating buildings. Unlike what you get in UK. We spotted what we thought had to be a fishing set up, possibly for mussels or crabs or something
So we went back to see if we could photograph it. As we went back to the car another driver pulled in and gestured to the car. In the converstaion, which consisted of him speaking Italian and us English, he showed us some photos of his collection of scooters. He have us his card and invited us to visit him in an hours time. And off we drove and him in the opposite direction. Well, we reached the turn off to his town, and went to it. However we had no idea where his road was or whether he would be there, so evenytually we gave up and set off back to the main road. Only to mistakenly turn north instead of south, so we did a big loop and returned to our otherwise satisfactory journey. We'll send him a photo when we get back!
Shortly before we got to our destination, the speedometer ceased to work. Plays havock with the calculation of the miles per gallon! However we do have the Garmin, so we can monitor our distance and speed. No speedo, no windscreen wipers. How did the car ever manage to get its MOT?
Eventually got to Bari, and headed to the port as thats the most likely place for a ferry terminal. Arrived about 3/3,30, and decided to fix the windscreen wipers which had ceased to work
Eventually boarded the boat in plenty of time, and waited. Instead of leaving at 7.30, we were well after 8.30. Had a meal, studied the route for tomorrow, and then discovered that we expect to dock tomorrow at about 11.30 instead of the 7.30 as per the booking information! Makes tomorrow's journey a bit more difficult, but thats another day!
Mileage 209 miles Av speed 33.2mph Max speed 56.7mph