We’ve been home three weeks and are no nearer sorting out our photos… However I have gone through and picked out a number which illustrate the kinds of roads we drove on – some great, some scenic, some not entirely suitable for Gertie… Many of these photos were taken through the windscreen as we drove along, so they should give you a good impression of what life on the road was like. Sigh. I miss it.
Driving along the Promenade des Anglais, Nice
Monaco. Mostly you drive through a tunnel but we did pop out of it for a little while.
Approaching Positano on the Amalfi Coast. We weren’t allowed to go much further in a campervan.
On Sicily, the motorways go through a lot of badly lit tunnels
The Apennine mountains in Abruzzo
Somewhere in Croatia
A tight fit. This bridge was in a campsite that was on both sides of a river, in northern Italy
Passo di Gavia. This was one of the better sections. In other sections there was a sheer drop on one side and no room to pass. other vehicles. I still have nightmares about this one!
Much better on the way down the other side.
Gorgeous mountain passes
We drove round an awful lot of these.
We weren’t the biggest vehicle using these roads!
In the Gorge du Tarn in France. We spent the night here. Above that wall on the right is the other lane of the road, see next photo…
Gorge du Tarn. At 3m high we have to watch Gertie doesn’t bump her head…
An easier road to drive. Approaching the Viaduc du Millau
Not a tunnel, this is actually a natural cave that the road goes through.
PANIC! WHAT ON EARTH IS THAT WATER DOING ON THE WINDSCREEN? We forgot what rain was after several months of glorious sunshine.
My regular view while we were driving.
Pyrenees. See that little arch? We’ve got to fit through that…
Ah, it’s bigger when you get nearer.
Driving in Portugal was sometimes like this. And yes, we were on the main road through this small town. There was no bypass.
In the Portuguese Penedes-Geres national park, approaching the border with Spain. The road became progressively narrower as if they didn’t want you to go that way.
Across the border into Spain, and the road was much better
I think this photo was trying to capture those horreos (grain stores on stilts typical of north-west Spain) but mostly managed to capture the cracked windscreen we drove around with for the last 6 weeks of the trip.
In the Picos de Europa. Lots of stunning drives there!
Gertie has travelled some amazing roads and spent the night in some stunning locations