We have a deadline-Rome by 5th May to meet Marie-Ann and Pedro 🙂 so we were back on the road! This time heading round to La Spezia through a ridiculously large amount of tunnels and across very high viaducts. It was a relatively uneventful journey, almost bordering on boring, but we’d rather that, than another caravan getting stuck incident, so we didn’t moan!!!
After squeezing the caravan down some very tight lanes we arrived at Campsite River near La Spezia, the ladies in reception were very nice and armed us with a load of maps to help guide us around the Cinque Terre. We were asked to park up in a corner pitch that was awkward to get into, after almost jack-knifing the caravan we unhitched and tried to push it in to position…this was the first time we wish we had a motor mover!! Once hitched, we took a wonder round the site and soon realised that the campsite had suffered serious flooding over the winter, the river Magra had burst it banks and caused a lot of damage for many miles, we’d noticed piles of debris, washed up cars and fallen trees strewn across the river, when on the motorway but forgot all about it. I asked the lady in reception and in her broken English we discovered the campsite had been covered in over 5ft in water… they were in the midst of a mass clear up. New static caravans were being erected, mud was being cleared from the pathways, toilet blocks were having a lick of paint. We looked across the river to another campsite, they had piles of broken up caravans ready to be taken away. We felt really sorry for them.