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Waterfall Wonderland!

It’s difficult to find enough superlatives for the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Our day visit was a wonderful, memorable & peaceful experience. Plitviče Lakes National Park is a 295-sq.-km forest reserve in central Croatia. It is known for a chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by a series of breathtaking waterfalls and cascades.

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Driving the Dalmation

Driving north along the Dalmation Coast there is the attractive little village Ston, a traditional centre of oyster and shellfish cultivation. Nearby, our AutoCamp Prapratno is at the little cove, with same name, on the seashore amongst the pinewood and olive groves. The pebbly beach has crystal clear water.

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Driving east from Pompeii to Bari (Italy’s east coast with a ferry to Dubrovnik, Croatia waiting for us) we detour slightly through the town of . . . .

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It’s deserted today because it’s a public holiday but we find only McDonald’s open for lunch and it is full of people.!!

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We are a Romeing (roaming)!!

Our GPS guides Bruce closer and closer to Roma (Rome). Along cobbled streets with ancient walls on either side of us and finally to his CAMPERSPOT only 2km from the Colosseum and the centre of Rome.  One thing for sure – the Italian drivers live up to their reputation. Indicators are for decoration, a toot of the horn means “lookout – I am coming through” and swapping lanes at last second is considered normal here. Consequently ambulances are zooming around everywhere… any wonder why (Bev can hear one now!!).The panel beaters here are obviously kept very busy.

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Tuscany, our travels continue!

Fellow tourists recommended we visit Santa Margherita and Portofino . . . . so why not!?!

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We parked Bruce in the day carpark, grabbed our bikes and cycled down to the Mediterranean coast, passing Christopher Columbus and Vittorio Emmanuelle looking important and grand.

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