We have had the luck of being parked up next to people who have demonstrated the best of human nature. Open hearted, welcoming, fun loving, non judgmental. I know that when things are transient and we are all on holiday, that there is an opportunity for us all to be at our best, but I am in no doubt, that we have been blessed with being introduced to some absolutely top notch people. My apologies if I embarrass anyone who has decided to read the blog, but you are all an important part of our story.
The path was trodden first by Jack and Joyce from Fife, whilst we were in Cannes. Alan was working and I had a couple of days by the van, washing, cleaning and generally sorting things out. I would cycle in and out of Cannes, whilst Alan was working 14 hour days. On my return one evening, I was invited in for a cup of tea and a kit kat. The best cup of tea I’d had in France – but as Joyce said ‘it is always better when someone else makes it for you’. Their Caravan, after Nerys for five weeks, was palatial, and I had a lovely evening. I felt secure in having them next door. They gave me a lift to the supermarket and give me some advice on bits and pieces of technical stuff around the van. HELLO JACK AND JOYCE ☺
It pissed it down in Ledro for the four days we were there. We had free internet again, so treated ourselves to a bit of BBC radio, caught up on emails, the travel diary and what was going on in the world. We walked the circumference of the lake one day and the rest of the time just chilled out in the van. There haven’t been many UK travelers on our Italian leg, mostly German and Austrian, so when Alex and Judi pulled up, with their lovely brown Labrador, they didn’t have a chance to get past our van. We were invited for drinks that evening. There was a thunderstorm that lasted all night. We had a lovely evening of drinks, nibbles and good chat, got rid of a couple of bottles of Italian wine and had to shout over the rain hitting the roof of their motorhome. We got back to Nerys, a bit tipsy at about 12.30am and realised we had left the roof vent open. Alan created an ingenious system with kitchen towel, to suck up all the rain water caught in the vents trough. And that was Ledro. HELLO ALEX AND JUDI ☺