OPI, ITALY

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Our Inflatable Home - OPI
Our Inflatable Home - OPI
After the madness of Sorrento we wanted to stay somewhere a bit quieter, so we checked the ACSI app and headed 3 hours north to a lovely campsite just outside Opi which is part of the National Park of Abruzzo. The drive to the campsite was the most beautiful yet of our trip, mountains all around us as we kept going up and up, climbing the winding narrow mountain roads with hairpin corners. The campsite we're staying at is called Camping Il Vecchio Mulino and is quite a big site (not a commercial one) but still very quiet this time of year, the altitude is 1070 metres but doesn't feel like it once you're here. It's in the perfect place for instant walks through the National Park which is the most stunning and untouched area.
Our Inflatable Home - OPI
Our Inflatable Home - OPI
Our Inflatable Home - OPI
Our Inflatable Home - OPI
Our Inflatable Home - OPI
Our Inflatable Home - OPI
When we arrived we felt instantly relaxed and have spent most of our time here walking, climbing mountains and making nice food, oh and hanging out with the campsite dog! He took an instant liking to us when we arrived and then proceeded to sleep under our tent canopy each night. When Steven opened the tent one morning he was so happy to see him he came bounding over jumping up and trying to lick him and then followed him to the shower block where he waited outside.
One day we hiked up a mountain - with the dog showing us the way, of course! Half way up I was starting to struggle - (I'll put it down to the high altitude and the heat alright) and we were having a rest on a rock when our two 71 year old neighbours from the campsite came trotting up like it was a walk in the park! They beat us to the top and back to the bottom again and were sat at their camper van with a glass of wine by the time we returned!
Our Inflatable Home - OPI
Our Inflatable Home - OPI
Our Inflatable Home - OPI
Our Inflatable Home - OPI
Our Inflatable Home - OPI
Our Inflatable Home - OPI
Our Inflatable Home - OPI
Our Inflatable Home - OPI
So we move on tomorrow, when we're going to steal the dog making our way slightly further north for the next few nights, we're hoping to be in Austria by the end of June or perhaps a little earlier but we're not in any rush so we'll just keep going little by little.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, this looks stunning. And that campsite dog is adorable. I totally would have dognapped him.

    Sarah x

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