It was time to move on from Switzerland and the never ending mountains and waterfalls
. Italy beckoned us! It was raining when we left which made the drive through the windy and narrow roads extremely nerve racking for me. Actually windy is an understatement....I’m talking 180 degree U-turns! Insane...mega inclines and declines... we were passing snow on the side of the roads and everywhere you turned there were waterfalls upon waterfalls! I’m not talking a small trickle from the side of the mountain...I’m talking big stuff! And the fog...pffft...cheese and crackers! My butt cheeks were trembling and going into spasms! But we made it... Trav did a great job with the driving. After all the windy roads we then had plenty of tunnels to go through. Our longest tunnel was 17km long!
Our aim was Venice but it was getting late so we stayed at a place about 40km from Milano. There was some border control thing as we approached Italy. They warned us to have our passports ready but as we approached the guards they waved us through. The campsite was average – wouldn’t stay there again. As we parked Helios a storm was setting in... the rain followed us! Thunder, Lightening and extreme winds! We watched from Helios as we drank beer.... way better than TV!
What a lazy morning we had! Woke up and had a shower and brekky and got ready to head off when Trav decided to crawl back into bed to listen to the rain. Yep...another day of rain in Switzerland! It certainly knows how to rain here but the good thing is that it isn't cold at all. We went to the main street of Interlaken and had our Swiss cheese fondue. I’m not a huge cheese fan but this was yum! The owner of the restaurant was inside entertaining a bunch of Japanese tourists. He was playing a French horn thing. He certainly knew how to entertain a crowd pumping his biceps to the beat.... not bad at all (and yes Sharon...he had a cute butt!). We haven’t watched any TV since leaving Adelaide but I think we could’ve made use of it when it rained in Switzerland. The TV in Helios doesn’t work so Trav decided to grab a cheap one....only problem is that Switzerland is still on Analogue and Helios needs a digital TV. Yep..analogue TV is still out there!