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Our drive to Gozo with the help of four ferries

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 2:39 pm


Lynne and Ann at Pirou in Normandy

We decided to drive to Gozo for the fun of getting there and the convenience of having a car while we were there. We left Padfield with the first flowers just opening at Swallow’s wood nature reserve and a few days later we arrived in Gozo as the harvest was being taken in. The journey showed us everything in between. We stopped for two nights with Ann.

We camped on the way which was not easy as some campsites were not open yet and it was wet. The roads in southern Italy were interesting to say the least. It poured with rain, it was foggy and they had closed parts of the motorway and the deviation took us down a mountain and then stopped. Difficult to say the least.

We enjoyed the good roads on Sicily and arrived at the ferry 5 min after the deadline. They at first told us that we would need to book for the next day. They then changed their minds and let us on. We assumed that it would take all night as it was about 60Km. We took sleeping bags and were just settling down for a snooze when we pulled into the harbour. We slept outside the ferry terminal for Gozo.

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