Day 33: Austria, Neustift im Stubaital – Italy, Lake Caldonazzo

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RouteNeustift, Austria – Lake Caldonazzo, Italy
Route Details
Overnight stop46.003447, 11.247416
Overnight CostsFree
(Good mobile signal,
on street parking next to lake)
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Time to say goodbye.  To Jane & John, to Neustift and to the beautiful mountains, reluctantly. 

But we are feeling the urge to move onwards and ever southwards. We can hear Morocco calling and there still another 3000kms to travel to get there. I know, right!?!

Hugs, kisses, promises to meet up again and we were off.

Now, I don’t know about you, but are you as sick of hearing about pork as I am of eating it? The gorgeous Mr T has been indulged enough. Size 3’s firmly put down! So, as we were driving down from the alps and through the ever-flattening valleys of northern Italy, we decide to stop for coffee ….and Bambus appears. That was enough to convince me. Sushi & sashimi amongst the rolling apple vines…..well, I can do that! Turns out we both could. Even the gorgeous Mr T was thrilled at no pork on the menu (although he eye was slightly turned by the pork katsu, but in the end he resisted).

As we headed for our next stop in Italy, finally decided as Lake Caldonazzo, we switched on the audio book, fitted our sunglasses into place, the gorgeous Mr T settled into his drivers seat, I picked up my knitting and we whiled away the next few hours admiring the scenery on the back roads of northern Italy. And Kaya ate up the miles.

The sun’s still shining!!! It’s a very exciting time!

As we pulled up to Lake Caldonazzo and had a bit of a drive around, we discovered that all the campsites were shut down – not surprising at this time of the year – and the only thing available to us was a wild camp or an unofficial stop.

We never tire of the view from our bedroom window

We found ourselves some empty parking spaces and settled in. The lake was looking gorgeous and we fancied a walk after our 3 hour session of driving. So, walking shoes on and we set off. No real destination in mind (other than to end up back at Kaya – so I suppose that is a destination in itself), we set off around the lake. 5km later after passing rows and rows of vines of all different varieties of apples, late autumn wild hops, sweetcorn, quinces, cavelo nero and cabbages, we were back at Kaya ready for supper and an early night.

Another line of parallel crossed on our trip southwards!

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