Monday, September 20, 2010

Dover to Venice

Its been two weeks of solo travel and reaquanting myself with the idea of not having a home to go to each night. I think I'm now back into the groove and a bit more relaxed than when I first hit the ferry in Dover. Somehow I've managed five nights of free camping, mainly in France, trying to keep to my modest budget. The camp fees add up pretty quickly, and there's really no need to have facilities every night.

So far the route has been across France passing through Geneva and onto Chamonix Mt Blanc. I've visited Cyril and some crazy Frenchies in Avignon. Cheers for a good night out! Pretty bloody beauty indeed! Then I was 'beached as!' for a couple of days down at the Mediterranean sea. From there I've been following the coast all the way around to Pisa, soaking up the Mediterranean breeze and trying to learn how to not sweat like crazy in my riding gear. From there its been across Italy passing through Florence and onto Venice.

So now Its Venice for a couple of nights with Assi and the last chance to soak up some western comforts before heading off to Egypt. Words and Photographs don't do this place justice! You have to come here and see it for yourself. Our ferry leaves in a few days. Four days later we pull up in Alexandria, Egypt. It'l be a good chance to get to know Neil and Ted a little better, before we all turn very smelly and need to keep our distance from each other. Also a good opportunity to discuss some of the finer trip details a bit more! This is where the real adventure kicks off!


  1. Hi Cam! Great to see your pictures across Europe and hear that the journey has started well. Enjoy your stay in Venice with Assi :):):)
    Keep up the good spirits! Best regards from your Suomi fan club.

  2. Vau! Lovely pics, lovely couple, lovely city, lovely weather... Up here it's a bit grey, windy and chilly. Rosa&cats say hello to Assi! Hyvä Suomi and NZ! Best regards to you both from Iiris&Lauri

  3. Thanks very much for the kind words. I have decided to bring my laptop with me on the trip, so it will be easier to post updates. We have arrived in Cairo today! All is well so far, see the latest update. Probably just a few degrees warmer than Finland here :-) Enjoy the winter when it arrives and your trip up to Levi!

    kiti, Cam.