Thursday, 1 July 2010

It's amazing where a blog can take you.

After a few days in Venice, the crowds and Mosquito's started to agrivate us, so back to the glorious Mountains, Lakes and peacful Piazza's. I've been following a fellow blogger 'Carmine Superior' and have been quite enhanted by the scenery and way of life. So staying beside  Lake Maggiore in the beautiful town of Cannobio with the camper van positioned next to the Lake, much nices than the crowds of Venice! We made our way up the mountain side to see this beautiful little Hamlet and boy was it special! This part of Lake Maggiore is so lush with all varieties of plants and flowers, old villages clinging to mountain side and high mountain tops with slither's of snow. We did have a very lucky escape mind on Monday night when the most amazing thunder and lightening storm struck a tree not 15 feet from the van, I shot out of the van, only to fly off the step of the van and head straight into a wet puddle of water. Nigel  up to that point was watching quietly the magical storm!

5 comments:

our shabby cottage said...

Where was the video camera??? LOL!

luigi said...

Qualche avventura imprevista... ma direi che i vostri giorni in Italia li avete vissuti con gioia, scoprendo nuovi luoghi belli e suggestivi. Ciao e buon rientro a casa.

jane ward said...

Your so right Shabby Cottage, it would have made a very funny video clip!And yes Luigi we had some wonderful joyful times in Italy

Louise | Italy said...

Ciao Jane, You mean to say you visited Carmine and didn't mail me? I'd love to have shown you around! If you make any paintings of our village, may I have first dibs on them?

jane ward said...

Louise, I did'nt know we were coming for certain, as we walked up and up from Cannobio, through the woods, past the waterfalls, I kept thinking that you might be there with homemade Lemonade!! We had a good look for you and I think the photo may show your garden, but it was a total delight finding Carmine, I'll let you know about the paintings, I did a few sketches but hope to do some work from these. We also met a lovely old lady on the way down to Cannero who I think told me that 'she was getting to old to be gardening and it was too hot' I'm sure you know her!