In the morning we are awoken by the beeping horn of the farmer’s tractor. Quickly Logan jumps up and moves the van out of the way. Getting out of the many fields, turns out to be quite a challenge though! Heavy rain last night filled up the small tracks with muddy puddles. We have to turn around twice and our last option leaves us with a large puddle and a steep track up a hill.
Are we gonna make it?: Rolling fields:
Logan gets out and walks barefoot through the water, to check the firmness of the ground and here we go: we drive through steadily and indeed make the crossing. Lucky! Soon we are back on the main street, heading east towards the Adriatic Sea and discover that the coastline is just changing to a more beautiful scenery. We are having breakfast in a small village on the beach and then keep going south.
Breakfast on the beach:
The mountains are now encroaching upon the coast, giving it a more dramatic feel. Italy’s spur (of the boot) presents itself with a beautiful mountainous national park and stunning beaches and seaside villages.
While driving along the coast, we discover a small campsite just before Pischici, called Azzurro Lido. Located right on the beach, we can’t resist but make this today’s final stop and relax surrounded by views of the sea, beach, fields and Pischici, perched up high on the hill.
Today’s last exciting event was when I managed to drown my new iPhone 4S completely in water! Screaming, I picked it out of the water and blew it dry. It still works! Phew!!!