Date: 22st September 2018
Travelled: 39 kms from Cortina d’Ampezzo in Veneto to Arabba in Trento, Italy.
Visited: The Cinque Torri and the Dolomites.
Stayed: Arabba, free sosta, with services. N46.49700, E11.87705
Budget: 111 days @ €92 per day.
It was a quiet evening in Cortina d’Ampezzo. We chatted with our German neighbour for a while. His Hymer the same year as ours but a slightly different model. He was a lovely old fellow with excellent english. Having had his Hymer since new, he told me they don’t travel as far as they used too. Mostly trips into the mountains of Austria, Italy and German he tells me. He tells me his Hymer is like him getting a bit old.
Anyway we wake to a change in the weather. The mountains surrounding Cortina d’Ampezzo are now shrouded in cloud. We had hope to take the Col Druscie gondola (3,200m) this morning. The situation hasn’t changed by the time we finish breakfast, so we decide on a walk up to the gondola station to check the weather on top. Whilst we enjoyed the walk around town the girl at the gondola station tells us, it’s a white out up top and the forecast is more of the same.
So back to the Hymer we pack up, say goodbye to our neighbour and set the GPS for Cinque Torri (5 Peaks).
After today’s long mountain walk, we decide on dinner out. Walking up town we stop at a restuarant and decide we have walked far enough. Pam gives the home made soup a go, I have a pizza the size of a Fiat 500. The local beer and wine is just fine. Pam gets a take away (home made) strudel, so her sweet tooth gets the final say for day