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Weird weather in beautiful Bellagio

Today we went to Bellagio, the town at the northern tip of the peninsula that divides the two “legs” of lake Como.  Day started absolutely freezing cold, after a lot of rain overnight.  Not actually raining particularly hard in the morning though, drizzle.  There was fresh snow on all of the mountain peaks around the […]

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Saturday was sunny in Überlingen

Not much of a story at this stage: we’re rushing to get out for the day, but here are some photos from Saturday, which was spent exploring the pretty Bodensee (lake Constance) town of Überlingen.  It is about an hour’s drive west of where we are staying (near Ravensburg.) The shot at the beginning is the […]

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How to maximise the inconvenience of a puncture

A tyre chirped a little as I was going around a round-about, on our way to the Thunersee (via Interlaken). Shouldn’t have: I wasn’t going that fast. Perhaps one of the tires was a bit low on pressure. I pulled in to the first petrol station we came to, bought a tank of petrol and […]

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To the Ardeche via snow

After a quiet couple of days poking around Puy-en-Valet it was time to head for the Ardeche – a different shape of countryside and different “Plus Beau Villages de France” to see. Our plan was to have a lunch-picnic at the top of a local mountain, Mont Gerbier-du-Jonc, which was on the route to our […]