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day 6 - fishing

01 Aug 2013
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A late starto the day this morning. Lots of movement on the site this morning. looks like it will be another hot one. so just having a bite for breakie and then will walk along the coast to the next port. Im assuming there will be a tackle shop there. if not will drive out later to find one. Speak with the guys at reception and it works out that there isnt one close, so we have to travel to the next town in Salo. We leave Bell snoozing and head off out. Penny (the satnav) has been playing up in italy, having directed us into the sea, someones back yard and missed numerous turnings.

day 5- a lazy day

01 Aug 2013
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Discided to take off as a lazy day. Spent most of the day at the hut or on the beach fishing or sunbathing. We had a bbq in the afternoon and planned ourjourney for day 7 at gardaland. need to get some supplies tho as its a long day 10am to 11pm. Saw loads of big fish today just off the beach, so will pop out tomorrow and get some supplies and maybe have fish for tea tomorrow.

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Wake once again to bird song and the noisy crickets, slightly cooler this morning, temperature will be about 35 around 2pm. skies are clear and I can hear the echo of kids playing around the pool. my two are still asleep, not going to wake them today, enjoying quiet dad time as I ponder what we'll do today. well there is fishing, hiring a boat, driving around the edge of the lake exploring whats there as there looks like a huge town on the opposite shore line which we can just make out... its a big lake. I think we might try all 3 today.

Day 3 - the storm

30 Jul 2013
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Day 3- We wake to the bird song and the humming aircon. Curtains are drawn so can tell what is happening out there in Garde. I hear snoring from one of the rooms, so sounds like the kids are asleep. I look around for the keys to unlock the front doors. As they open the view is breathtaking, we are overlooking the lake. The sky is slightly over cast but the breeze is warm. All is quiet outside except for the bird song. No one is moving around, due to late nights here. Families carry on socialising into the early hours. Children running around at midnight seems to be the norm.

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Day 1 So we are on the start of our journety. 5.32 on the channel tunnel. Listening to the french announcements. And we're had stopped at...no!. So before we had left we had checked on google maps how long it would take to Lyon from home and google said 2pm in the afternoon london time. as we drove closer and closer to lyon the clock was ticking!!! We had to stop briefly for a petrol and a pee stop just outside lyon. Car had made it 521 miles on one tank 40 miles short of Lyon. So as we pulled into Lyon the clock ticked onto 2pm .wow that was accurate|!!!.

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Woke in Lyon this morning dry eyed and restless. Wasnt the best sleep, kids snoring all in one room, air con on full blast last night. strolled to the window and the sun is just coming up and its 24 degrees. birds singing so thats a good omen. Look at my phone and its 5am, ah its 6am here. time to get up and finish the journey down into Italy. will let the kids lay in for a n hour and then sort the bags and then grab some breakie before getting on our way. slip my flip flops on and head down for a coffee and sit outside. the canteen is bussling with activity.

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just plugged in the mac keyboard into the galaxy note 2 and seems to be working fine. will be using this to blog our adventure. the kids will be taking there nexus 7's so should be getting some good pics and commentary. ferry, insurance and stuff booked. car getting serviced today, just to make sure we're ready for the long drive. will rely on sweet penny to track the way and will see if i can download the journey from her memory banks. other than that it will be free wheeling all the way. dont intend to book anywhere yet.

Summer 2013 Holiday

10 Jul 2013
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Haven't blogged for a while as the year has been dreary thus far. The Summer Suns final here and looking forward to the holiday adventure with the kids in August. I know they wont read this until we are back so dont mind sharing the secret. last year was driving across the south of France in Easter and Summer in La Rochelle. This year will be camping in Italy. We'll drive down through the West of France and maybe stop off in Lyon and Geneva and then carry on down through Switzerland to Turin , Milan and one to the NE side of Italy to the Adriatic Sea.

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IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;

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