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Winter is Coming
How often have you thought "Gee I wish I could view some Gaudi" but then realised you were in Vienna instead of Barcelona. 
Bohemian Rhapsody
Freddie Mercury asked the questions "Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?" and that is exactly how Deb & I feel as we have been living this adventure for the last 4 years. 
Lofoten – Just Beautiful
After a spectacular drive from Sweden we arrived in Narvik in northern Norway.  A picturesque town nestled deep in the surrounding fjords whose major attraction was a rather good war museum dedicated to the battle of Narvik and it's 5 year occupation by the Nazis.
The Waterfall Edition
When I last left you we were heading to Bergen to meetup with Adam & Jason for a few days before enjoying a road trip to Oslo via some very scenic routes.
Meeting Our Waterloo in Stockholm
Rural Sweden, while pleasant, was a tad boring so we looked forward to notching it up a gear in Stockholm. The first stop at the Vasa Museum didn't sound like much but we were amazed at just how first class this exhibition was. This 64-gun warship sank on her maiden voyage in 1628 and was raised almost fully intact in the 1960's.
In Search of Vikings and a Fruit Danish
Crossing into Denmark one of the first stops was in the quaint village of Mogeltonder, whose tiny thatched-roof cottages made us feel we had just entered a storybook.
Postcard Existence
We are walking the streets of Brugge in Belgium and I am trying to decide whether I spend more of my life waiting out the front of chocolate shops or shoe stores.
Greece is the Word
Having waxed lyrical about fabulous France and raptured about terrific Tuscany in previous posts it is now time to gush about glorious Greece. The ferry from Bari deposited us at Corfu town and we made our way to a camp ground at Ipsos beach. With only the taverna between Normie and the water we enjoyed the local area for a day before hiring a scooter and exploring the island over the next few days.
Croatia: Who Knew?
After leaving the Istrian peninsula we commenced the island hopping part of the journey with Krk. Taking a break from the seemingly endless idyllic beach camps we headed inland to the amazing Plitvice Lakes, a chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls, that extend into a limestone canyon.
Gorging Out in the Balkans
In this post we bring back the travel map and discover how beautiful Slovenia is from the wine region through the Alps and to the lakes, and don't miss the Foodies Supplement.
A Wet Start
Hey everyone and welcome back to our continuing European adventure for 2016.  We picked up Normie and headed over to Calais and stayed the night in Dunkirk before crossing through Belgium and hitting Middelburg in the Netherlands.  I have to say that following the coastline of Belgium was a lot nicer than when we had previously travelled through the eastern side. The skies were clear but the temps were still in single digits when we got to the little town of Gouda and after purchasing a month’s supply of cheese we headed off for Keukenhof Keukenhof, for those not aware, is home to the annual tulip festival and we were extremely lucky that clear weather coincided with the blooming just as we arrived. Driving around the area the many fields in bloom and yet to be harvested made a colourful sight but attending the show was even better.  There is even a parade through all the little towns in the area and though it’s mainly about tulips I’m sure I spotted 1 or 2 little pansies. Our friends Cathy and Heino had told us about the quaint little town  of Giethoorn and though the weather had now turned quite wet we managed to […]
Oct 20
Beaudesert, Queensland
While attending this year's ACC national muster I was lucky enough to catch a powerful show by mother nature lighting the showgrounds.
La Grande Finale
The maps you have seen at the beginning of each post this year showed a route and a mileage that was direct from campsite to campsite and didn't allow for the various meanderings along the way
Mangia bene, ridi spesso, ama molto (Eat well, laugh often, love much)
When we last spoke Deb & I were relaxing on the beach for a few days. We eventually got motivated to move 70km up the road to Vieste, a great seaside town with many beach resorts that catered for us motorhomers. We set up camp across the road from the first white sandy beach we have seen here and only a 400m walk to town.