This is at our last stop before heading off, at Bob’s brother David’s place in Surrey.
2nd March – set off to Dover-Calais ferry. Beautiful blue skies, which was a surprise, although we had to scrape the frost off the bikes before we set off. Got to Antwerp for the first night.
3rd March – visited the war grave in Leopoldsburg in Belgium of Bob’s namesake who was killed in the Second World War.
4th March – putting in some miles in France, to get South. It’s getting tedious scraping frost off the seats on a morning! Lots of floods as well – they appear to have had a typhoon at the weekend.
Generic view of vines and mountains in the middle of France.
7th March – a well-earned day’s recuperation. South of France isn’t quite as warm as we thought it would be.
8th March – just into Italy. It’s allegedly warmer here. The current score for dropping the bike stands at Bob 5 Sheila 0. And Bob managed to drop one bike into the other each time which is why his score is double really.
9th March – can you believe it. Snow stopped play at 13:30. We tried to ignore it for 2 hours, but Sheila was struggling, so we booked into a hotel for the rest of the day. And we're still there now. And from the weather forecast, we'll be here for another couple of days.
View from our hotel window in northern Italy, with large snow flakes.Posted by Bob Oldfield at March 09, 2010 08:38 PM GMT
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