Refugee camping Italian style By John

After leaving the still damp camp site in Rome I plumbed in on St SatNav a camp site a lot further north and on the coast ..intending some quiet and rest time beach and pool . After a pleasant journey on the toll road (our favourite now for long journeys to reduce stress on passenger and therefore driver) . We arrived at my chosen camp site with promised beach and pool. We found a pleasant reception booked in ( I was given 2 pool wrist bands to allow access to the pool area )then drove through what can only be described as a refugee camp

Arriving at a field with caravans ..tents and motor homes. We decided this was not really for us but would be ok for 1 night as only €16. I set up power and awning and we relaxed with a beer. Shortly after a dick of a German rolled up with a loud allo allo and then totally blanked us as he sat next door. He was very loud sang to himself and obviously irritated his very quiet wife. This irritation continued for hours as they ate outside!.
We decided to walk to the beach but had to cross a road a car park (for the Beirut occupants) then started through a pine forest after 10 mins it’s going dark by now ..we turned back as no sign of the sea . On our return to Hetty Susan resorted to putting Gotan Project music on the Bluetooth speaker to try to cover our neighbours noise. Later the children came out to play and it was amusing if Italian noisy.
By 21:00 we where in bed but the adjacent camp site started a disco shortly after.
I woke at 6am and had slept like a log was quiet 🙂
Without any discussion we packed up and left but found that a €2 local tax was also applied to our stay.
I can only say that the camping guide description was written by a cross between an estate agent and advertising executive!!!
If a UK fireman was to see how the Beirut refugee camp area (Susan said it looks like that as she saw the camps in the Lebonon in the 70’s) was set up he would have a fit I could see that a small fire would spread easily and kill hundreds if this is how they holiday I would not like to be where they live…..Here endeth today’s blog …


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.

One thought on “Refugee camping Italian style By John”

  1. Must have been after the Germans won their last match. I would have played loud music in the early hours before you left lol.

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