Day 16 - Friday 6 July 2012
Route: From Hirchegg in Austria to Venice in Italy
Departure Time: 09:00
Arrival Time: 13:30
Time in the Saddle: 4h:30
Day Distance: 256mls (412km)
Tour Distance to Date: 3404mls (5480km)
Tour Time in the Saddle: 84h51m
After a fresh cup of coffee I broke up camp. The day's route took me through the mountains in extremely well maintained roads that snake through the valleys and tunnel through the mountains. Some tunnels are several kilometers long. Picture beautiful mountains,cliffs and clear light blue river streams with white bed rocks made for idyllic scenery. Tunder clouds were gathering and scattered showers was visible - fortunately I only caught the tail of one of the showers and I was dry again in a view minutes or kilometers further.
I arrived in Venice mid afternoon and set up camp at the Venice Camping Village, approximately 6km from Venice centre. I drove to the "island" of Venice but unfortunately access to the city centre is extremely limited by road. Parking was a challenge as well and after almost an hour I gave up and drove back to the camp site on the main land. I did manage to take some pictures while I was crossing the 'Med' to Venice :-).
I quick visit to the grocery store ensured a "5 star" camping supper with Steak, Sausage, Pasta and Sauce with cheese and chocolate moose for desert.