In the 1970's we hitched the highways and byways of England; during the 1980's cycled-camped here and in France; during the 90's camped with the kids all over southern Europe. In the ten years before we retired we worked like crazy, but managed to travel further afield, to America, Canada Japan, Australia and Hong Kong. Now, having escaped work, we have lots more time but much less money. We have spent the last few years exploring the shores and hinterland of the Mediterranean by motorhome
Friday, 27 November 2015
Re-thinking the everyday.
Thursday, 26th November
We have had to re-think all of our plans. Gill is basically non-ambulant. She is able to shuffle around the van clinging onto the furniture, but it's definitely a two person job to help her into bed. The instructions from Noto hospital were to leave the elastic bandage on until Saturday, then replace it with a velcro strapped knee support. We need to find a largish pharmacy tomorrow to find the item.
We had it all planned out, a visit to Punto Secca to see the Inspector Montelbano locations, a trip up to Piazza Armerina to look at the Roman mosaics. Now everything is on hold, with fingers crossed that her knee improves enough for us to travel to Catania by bus next Friday. We are checking Easyjet website for the details of arrangements for passengers with mobility problems. It's all very silly.
In truth the weather has been so wild and stormy that we could not have done the sightseeing stuff anyway. The stopover at here at Punto Secco is a bit ramshackle and primitive. With the wind and rain buffeting the van and the sea roaring away less than 100 metres away, parked here on this remote campsite, it does feel a long way from home. We just have to accept if you travel for months on end it is not always going to be great.
Stormy weather on the way to Punta Secca
Wild sea - a few feet from the road - it's a good thing the Med does not have much of a tidal reach.
Hundreds of people on Motorhome Adventures clicked a get well soon message. That really cheered us up. Now though, all those posts have simply disappeared, which is odd, the site must have had a bit of a glitch.
Thank you from Gill for all the goodwill messages.
Another thunderstorm is rolling through. Time to turn in, it can't rain forever. What we have decided to do is head a few miles along the coast to Camping Scarebeo where we have arranged to store the van. A few extra days there will be useful. Then van needs a thorough clean. , inside and out, then the systems closed down for storage. Early next week the weather is forecast to get sunny again, if a little chillier. We have had a marvellous journey, apart from yesterday. Things will get better, I am sure.