The heel of Italy …johns post

The heel of Italy can be described as a tarts shoe with laddered tights(broken roads
We left Trulli at 8:30 no sign of anyone to pay so a free night šŸ™‚
Traveling towards Torre Del’Orso. We encountered some excellent bits of road interspersed with some very broken bits . The major roads are ok in places and you feel safe at 80kph then if you don’t slow down quickly your fillings drop out.
In Torre we eventually found the camp site’s adventurous description lead me to think it was near the beach but no…It was within an area of pine and Eucalyptus trees very shady . We set up very early due to the getaway and I then went to reception to sign in and locate the washing machines (as this was one of the reasons to come here( plus empty the loo)) I was told that they did not have washing machines (they did according to the CC guide)but a service wash was available ..but not today as it was Sunday …so Susan and I had a leisurely reading day with an evening thunderstorm but not much rain . Monday arrived with the sound of leaves and pine cones falling on Hetty’s roof and I chased up the promised 8:30 service wash by 9:30 our clothes etc where on there way with our 12:00 departure guaranteed. By 10:30 our bedding etc was back but sopping wet !! So out with the clothes line and other bits of rope. Luckily it was a bright windy sunny day (they did not charge us for the wash) and by 13:00 and after lunch it was all nearly dry .

So I paid for the 1 night ā‚¬14 with electric( big charging of leccy gadgets done) we packed up and headed for the coast road…I had to force the satnav to shortest route to keep on the coast road ….We only went down one farm track but I had to reset the wing mirrors as the trees where so close on both sides they where folded back.
When we found the sea …it was very interesting as this holiday area is still closed with lots of hotels ,bars and beach areas coming out of hibernation and some looking dead.
We are now parked close to a small harbour watching fishermen launching refurbished boats (getting ready for the summer rush for restaurants etc we assume) with a beer in hand reading on the rocky shore the car park is payable but they have taken the machine away….


Author: "Travels with Harry Hymer"

Me and Him and Hetty like adventures ..We spend most of our summers sailing Now a little elderly for big boat racing and have turned to Radio Controlled Yachting competing nationally and even internationally ..I have travelled to many countries in my other life BJ (before John)lots of Indian backpacking trips. Panning gold in the Yukon..Pacific island hopping ..Far east and so on ..John won't go to India but I managed to get him to Morocco and Sri Lanka but didn't expect a Tsunami.

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