Keith on June 27th, 2010

We nearly gave up on Verona, had difficulty finding somewhere to park, glad we did not.  A link with Romeo and Juliet, (see the pics).  We are sure that we did not see all that there is to see, it was very hot and we were tired. The arena is the venue for open air [...]

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Keith on June 27th, 2010

Lake Orta is one of the smaller lakes, but beautifully formed.  One day we decided to explore the hills having quickly looked at the map, disappointing, then, by accident, we came across Orta San Guilo.  A little treasure of a place, on the tourist map but, not well known.

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Keith on June 27th, 2010

On the western side of northern Italy the lake extends into Switzerland.  We drove around it’s entire shore, very nice in parts. We stayed on a site called Camping Conca D’oro, a lovely well appointed and clean site on the shores of the lake.

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We left the med coast of France and headed for the Italian lakes, a two day journey.  We made our way along a route that at times was tight and involved some hard, long and twisty climbs, (don’t mention the heavy rain).  We passed some signs that seem to indicate height and width restrictions which [...]

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Keith on June 23rd, 2010

This is a large  river delta area  formed over hundreds of years by the Rhone and petite Rhone.  It is famous for its horses, cattle and wildlife.  The latter was disappointing only yielding one new species for Keith.

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Keith on June 21st, 2010

Keith speaking.  I have been the subject of some criticism because I publish a blog reference  some stunning birds and do not back them up with pictures.  Lets be clear,  one, I do not have the equipment to the  take images.  Two, I lack the technical expertise to add these images, imported from elsewhere,  to add to the [...]

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Keith on June 15th, 2010

Red kites, common Buzzards, ( I hope you have been watching spring watch)?  The camp site in Switzerland is located in a fertile valley,the ideal habitat for raptors.  Buzzards are common and presented some very good close quarters views.  It was also visited by red kites on a regular basis.  The buzzards must have a [...]

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Keith on June 15th, 2010

Well worth a visit, see the photo’s.  Know nothing about the history, you can research it if you feel so inclined.  Suspect a strong religous influence. Most of us have witnessed, in various forms, people acting as statues, the one in the photo is very good. It is a source of good entertainment for adults and children.  The children, screams of delight [...]

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Keith on June 15th, 2010

This is our current base.  We have done a little exploring of the area, a mixture of tourism, agriculture and industry.  The river Rhone has a strong influence on the area and some of you will associate it with very good wines.  In a sense our journey as been to follow it until it enters the [...]

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Keith on June 15th, 2010

We decided to move into France a little south of Switzerland with a view to driving back north in the car to visit Geneva, it didn’t happen. This is not one of the prettiest areas of France and the overall appearance is one little prosperity.  However, the wild flora is outstanding and we enjoyed going [...]

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