7am up and ready to DO Pompeii which opens at 8-30am ..I DID it in 1972 and wasn’t impressed may have been my age but I was bored .. Yawns…42 years later the difference inn the site is amazing On my earlier visit the area was mostly the base out line of the structures now whole Villa’s and shops have been raised giving the site an urban town feel .. So we just wandered for 4 or so hours J being fascinated by the buildings click click his camera went … He even came out of the Christian entrance to the massive colosseum ( think I may be the lioness ) grrrrrr !!!!
The crowds of tourist arrive around 11am and as usual we get the hell outta there !!! By the way our campsite is directly opposite the main entrance to the ruins .. I bet there are unfound bodies under us Ekkkk!! Our check out time is 2pm so chairs awning in and down ready for off ..
TOLL ROADS COSTA PLENTI €20 !!! But the coast road would take 2 to 3 days and who the hell wants to drive through Naples NOT ME .. I have been once and that was enough thanks ..very scary place in its poverty .. Either very rich or poor ..
Needing a LIDL shop I looked on line at store finder ( great app) Cassino it said ..just off the main A1 toll road .. What we didn’t bargain for was its situation in the valley below the monastery of Montecassino famed for the battle in WW11 where many soldiers from USA perished .. The monastery looms over the town with an eerie presence as a reminder of much sacrifice ..
J plays Tetris with the fridge after a big shop. .. Big as in beer .. Pironi his favourite .. We have given up on the cheap German crap as we have with 75c bricks of wine .. We are splashing out with €1-29 for good wine now .. He is trying to see how many he can get in the fridge and the food ..
Full of Ham Gorgazola and beer off we go to Rome
BBSN (Bl***y stupid sat nav) has been elevated to Sainthood … In fact Beatified .. She got us off the motorway onto the Rome ring rd and to our chosen camp site !!there wasn’t a cat in Hells chance that we could have negotiated the Rome rush hour with out her so from now on she is to be St Satnav ….

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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