Saturday, 8 August 2020

If only.... If it wasn't for Covid-19 - August 7th & 8th

If only.... If it wasn't for Covid-19.....

The road home 

Two long days on the road to cover 591 estimated miles home.

Of course in the car it is much easier to knock off mile after mile in comfort and not get too tired.

One overnight in Belgium to give us a short day on the 8th... That would have been today folks but Covid-19 doesn't care for our holiday!!!

By now we should have picked Reggie up from his holiday at the kennels. 

Let's hope 2021 is better 

Thursday, 6 August 2020

If only.... If it wasn't for Covid-19 - August 6th

After a day in Lake Como taking in the sights and eating and drinking we are back on the road

Today would have been the Passes day.

A whole day of taking in the high passes around southern Switzerland.


Except of course ...

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

If only.... If it wasn't for Covid-19 - August 5th

If only.... If it wasn't for Covid-19!

Today a day at leisure around Lake Como. Maybe a boat trip or a visit to the funicular railway?

Tomorrow after two nights here we head northwards into Switzerland, avoiding toll roads, we visit a lot of alpine passes to check off the list...

Instead today at home I go and get a hired trailer so that tomorrow, I can take my GT to a guy to sort out the engine and get it usable again.

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

If only.... If it wasn't for Covid-19 - August 4th

If only.... If it wasn't for Covid-19!!!!!

Today we have another relatively short day with the drive from Bologna to Lake Como and a hotel there right on the lakeside.

The main event today was the visit to the two Ferrari museums in Modena and Maranello! It's not that far to the north-west of Bologna.  Luckily for us Ferrari like to have visitors in August, whilst the other museums are closed.

So we would have been to:

https://www.ferrari.com/en-EN/museums/ferrari-maranello

https://www.ferrari.com/en-EN/museums/modena-foundation

https://www.ferrari.com/en-EN/museums/ferrari-maranello


Sadly of course, bloody Covid-19 has pissed on that particular parade.

From Modena we would have continued to Como and our hotel there. The last few nights in Italy and we are already pointing northwards towards home.....





Monday, 3 August 2020

SP20 - Refund?

Still sweet fanny adams from Travel-Up except for their monthly (or so) email in tiny print to blame everyone except themselves for the long waits for customers to get a refund or even a credit note/voucher.

The latter could have been sorted quickly and they would still have all the money and commission in their bank account ...

So a friend suggested that I apply to my bank for a chargeback.

It worked for her with Barclaycard. 

I checked on the Tesco MasterCard site and found the form. All details entered today and submitted. Fingers crossed. 

It took about 15 minutes to complete so hopefully something will come from it.

I'll not get my hopes up until I see it credited into my account.

If only.... If it wasn't for Covid-19 - August 3rd

If only.... If it wasn't for Covid-19 today we would be heading for Bologna from Lucca.  I haven't been since 1986 and it would have been nice to go when all the universities were closed and the city a little quieter.

The hotel not the grandest but it is one overnight stop..... Bologna was one of the most expensive cities for hotels on the entire trip.



But we are at home in Kent instead.


Sunday, 2 August 2020

If only.... If it wasn't for Covid-19 - August 2nd

If only.... If it wasn't for Covid-19...

Today after our second night in Lucca we would be heading down the road to the station once again.

Today a trip to Florence. Tickets pre-booked for the Uffizi Gallery.

Here's where the Canon camera would come in handy. Although, being in the car I have room for a collection of cameras and their chargers.

Except of course. Covid has put paid to this.

If only.... If it wasn't for Covid-19 - August 7th & 8th

If only.... If it wasn't for Covid-19..... The road home  Two long days on the road to cover 591 estimated miles home. Of course in the ...