Goodbye Vienna, Italy we are on our way.

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Seecamping Berghof

Flag of Austria  , Austrian Alps,
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bye Bye Vienna, we will be back to see more of you. On our way to Italy today, will have to have one more stopover in Austria . drove along some minor roads today to get us close to the border. Good scenery but the most amazing thing was that one road we went on was 31km long and without doubt all along the way there were timber mills and big piles of logs. gosh there must be a lot of logging going on in that part of the world.
Arrived at Villach early afternoon, set up again and proceded to make a cup of tea. No gas, the bottle was empty. No problem we can get it filled here at the park. WRONG the connection was an English one and they could only fill European bottles. Next question of course where can we get it filled then, is there an outlet somewhere. No one could give us any advise on this so we packed up again, drove around lots of service stations without any luck. Ended up at the biggest hardware store we have ever seen ( 3x the size of Bunnings) nothing there either. We saw a mechanic business behind the BP service station and gave them a try as a last resort. No he could not fill it for us but the camping store 500 meters away could for sure. /thanks mate the best advise for the day. Found the store easy enough and YES YES no trouble we will fill it for you. A cup of tea was on the menu at last. This little episode took us 2 hours and by the time we got home and parked Charlie ,Rick needed a beer and I opened my favourite bottle of red. Life is good again.
The park itself is in a lovely spot, the usual lake and the mountains. Not as nice as Interlaken but pretty good just the same..
Tomorrow Venice or a campsite close to there. We will catch a bus and a ferry to get to the city
An anxious day but all good anyway. As Rick said after all the hassles " We did it "
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Ingrid on

Ahhhh Italy.... Now I am DEPRESSED!!!! Get good tips as we are going there next year.

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