Lilly the Land Yacht

Lilly the Land Yacht

Thu Oct 27 8:25 2016 NZDT
Run: 197.2nm (356.9km)

Now in Paris. Lilly is safely stored away. We fly to Dubai tomorrow.

Thu Oct 20 21:33 2016 NZDT
Run: 11nm (19.9km)

Here we are at Three Land Point. Where Holland, Belgium and Germany meet!

Thu Oct 20 9:49 2016 NZDT
Run: 133.6nm (241.8km)
Weather: Grey sky, 10 degrees max but mostly lower!

Heading south again. Tonight is our last night in Holland. Time to get closer to Paris and prepare for our trip back to NZ.

Wed Oct 12 8:58 2016 NZDT
Run: 18.9nm (34.2km)

Enjoying time with family and friends. Glad we have a heater though, zero degrees overnight!

Thu Oct 6 1:16 2016 NZDT
Run: 197.4nm (357.3km)

Now in Kampen, Holland. Jeanette and Wil arrived from Canada this morning so the Dutch family is all together again.

Fri Sep 30 4:06 2016 NZDT
Run: 140.6nm (254.5km)
Avg: 5.8kms
24hr: 140.1kms

Sitting in Lens, our last stop in France before spending a couple of days in Belgium.

Thu Sep 29 4:01 2016 NZDT
Run: 110.8nm (200.5km)
Avg: 4.3kms
24hr: 102.7kms

On our way north towards Belgium. Parked by the river Seine.

Wed Sep 28 2:08 2016 NZDT
Run: 22.6nm (40.9km)

A great day looking around Dijon. Beautiful city and a pretty lake. Sunny and warm :-)

Tue Sep 27 0:19 2016 NZDT
Run: 52.7nm (95.4km)
Avg: 19.8kms
24hr: 474.3kms

Now in Beaune. Vineyards are busy harvesting all the grapes this week!

Mon Sep 26 21:39 2016 NZDT
Run: 23.4nm (42.4km)

Had a lovely couple of days in the French countryside with our friends

Sat Sep 24 1:22 2016 NZST
Run: 22.4nm (40.5km)
Weather: Sunny and 23 degrees

In a real camp ground for a change, now in Digoin. The canal here runs over a bridge that travels high across the Loire river. Strange to see boats passing along the canal so high above the river!

Fri Sep 23 1:11 2016 NZST
Run: 14.5nm (26.2km)

Just arrived in another pretty town, about to explore the chateau!

Thu Sep 22 0:36 2016 NZST
Run: 56.9nm (103km)
Avg: 2.7kms
24hr: 65.8kms

Free parking beside a little lake, picnic tables, trees, sunshine. Fabulous!

Wed Sep 21 3:51 2016 NZST
Run: 172.5nm (312.2km)
Avg: 3.5kms
24hr: 83kms

We have meandered through little villages today, making our way east. Now in a little town called Gouzon. Soaking up the French village atmosphere!

Tue Sep 20 2:54 2016 NZST

Now heading slowly east again, stopped beside a large Abbey in a little village called Celle Sur Belle.

Mon Sep 19 1:59 2016 NZST
Run: 11.2nm (20.3km)
Weather: Overcast but dry

Now on the island of Re. Famous for its donkeys and its wine. Staying at a pretty village called St Martin de Re. White sand beaches around the island.

Sun Sep 18 2:23 2016 NZST
Run: 134.9nm (244.2km)

A wonderful day in La Rochelle. Pretty harbour, great views - we climbed the three towers today! Mostly sunny again, but some threatening rain clouds about!

Thu Sep 15 23:28 2016 NZST

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Thu Sep 15 23:28 2016 NZST

After two wonderful days with our friends from St Malo, in a little village south of Bordeaux, we are now on the way north again. Stopping at Blaye for the night, an interesting village.

Mon Sep 12 2:47 2016 NZST
Run: 161.3nm (292km)
Avg: 24.1kms
24hr: 577.8kms
Weather: Blue sky and 30 degrees , still summer here!

Just had a swim in the Atlantic Ocean. Beautiful white sand beach, a little bit of surf to play in.

Sun Sep 11 20:05 2016 NZST
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)
Avg: 58.5kms
24hr: 1404kms

Another blue sky day, a good day for travelling. No trucks on the motorways on Sunday here

Sun Sep 11 0:32 2016 NZST

Now beside lake Neuvic in the Dordogne, peaceful spot. Heading towards the west coast of France tomorrow, near Bordeaux. Longing for a swim in the ocean!

Sat Sep 10 0:09 2016 NZST
Weather: A few little clouds, 27 degrees

Yesterday we followed the river Rhone, today we are on the river Loire. Camped beside the river, with a medieval village and castle on the hill behind us. Saint Victor Sur Loire. A fabulous spot!

Fri Sep 9 19:27 2016 NZST
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
Avg: 28.2kms
24hr: 677.6kms
Weather: Blue sky warm and beautiful

Following the river Rhone through little villages and pretty towns

Thu Sep 8 3:07 2016 NZST
Run: 3.7nm (6.7km)

Enjoyed a swim in lake Du Bourget, parked near the lake for the night so can have another swim in the morning. Beautiful blue sky day, 27 degrees.

Thu Sep 8 0:50 2016 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Avg: 7.1kms
24hr: 169.4kms

It looks like everyone in France has come to Annecy today. It is not the only lake in France but you would almost think so!

Tue Sep 6 22:09 2016 NZST
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
Avg: 58.9kms
24hr: 1412.8kms

Driving towards Mt Blanc and it really is white.
A clear blue sky and this massive white lump of rocks and snow.

Fri Sep 2 1:56 2016 NZST

After exploring the big cities of Bern and Zurich, we are now swimming in another lake. We are parked at Tennwil, on the side of lake Hallwiler. This is a small lake just north of Luzern.

Tue Aug 30 20:17 2016 NZST
Weather: Sunny and warm

Just went for a swim in lake Genève. Beautiful!

Sun Aug 28 23:17 2016 NZST
Run: 9.7nm (17.6km)
Avg: 3.1kms
24hr: 73.3kms

Took the chair lift up to 3883m and looking straight at the Matterhorn! Wow. Did not expect to be walking in the snow in our Summer holiday:-)

Amazing google earth picture and you have been and are in , awesome scenic areas. Lily must be going well. Spring is looking good here in NZ .

Sun Aug 28 20:07 2016 NZST
Run: 2.7nm (4.9km)
Avg: 15.4kms
24hr: 369.1kms

Arrived in Tasch, very close to the Matterhorn!

Sun Aug 28 18:06 2016 NZST
Run: 23.4nm (42.4km)
Avg: 24.6kms
24hr: 589.3kms


Sat Aug 27 2:18 2016 NZST
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
Weather: Sunny and warm, 29 degrees

Just cycled the 10km circuit around Monte Isola, a mountain island in the middle of lake Iseo. Fabulous!

Fri Aug 26 5:05 2016 NZST
Run: 108.5nm (196.4km)
Avg: 13.4kms
24hr: 322.4kms

After a wonderful night at the opera in Verona we are now at lake Iseo, swimming and enjoying the view

Thu Aug 25 21:00 2016 NZST
Run: 35.8nm (64.8km)

We loved the watery world of Venice!

Sat Aug 20 0:00 2016 NZST
Run: 34.1nm (61.7km)

Enjoyed tasting some Grappa in the town of Basswno del Grappa, on the famous wooden bridge. Pretty spot with the mountains behind and the plains stretching out in front.

Wed Aug 17 2:31 2016 NZST
Run: 3nm (5.4km)

Here we are parked at 1500m in the Dolomites!

Wed Aug 17 0:00 2016 NZST
Run: 23.1nm (41.8km)

After many more hair pin bends we arrived at Passé Rolle, at 2000m in the Dolomites. Awesome!

Tue Aug 16 4:13 2016 NZST
Run: 244.6nm (442.7km)

After a wonderful week in Austria, with awesome mountains rising to over 3000m, and snow on top, we are now in Italy again, to explore the Dolomites!

Sun Aug 7 22:52 2016 NZST
Run: 175nm (316.8km)
Avg: 2.6kms
24hr: 62.9kms

We are now in Austria and will explore the city of Vienna over the next few days. Vienna waits for you!

Fri Aug 5 4:06 2016 NZST
Run: 59.2nm (107.2km)
Avg: 2.9kms
24hr: 69.5kms

We are now camped near the city of Zagreb and look forward to exploring it tomorrow.

Fri Aug 5 4:05 2016 NZST

We are now camped near the city of Zagreb and look forward to exploring it tomorrow.

Thu Aug 4 7:39 2016 NZST
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
Avg: 7.9kms
24hr: 189.9kms

Enjoying the natural scenery of Croatia

Thu Aug 4 7:36 2016 NZST

Thu Aug 4 7:30 2016 NZST
Run: 62.9nm (113.8km)

Visited the Plitvicka Lakes national park today. Wonderful lakes and waterfalls. A beautiful place.

Fri Jul 29 2:46 2016 NZST
Run: 13nm (23.5km)

Paradise found! Swimming and snorkelling a few steps away form our camper. Almost as good as jumping off the back of the boat. Almost. The island of Ugljan is just beautiful, with crystal clear water and plenty of marine life to watch by snorkel.

Tue Jul 26 6:48 2016 NZST
Run: 56nm (101.4km)

Loving the coast of Croatia. Clear water, warm, sunny. Pretty landscape. Tomorrow we are aiming for another car ferry to take us to one of the many islands along the coast.

Sat Jul 23 19:00 2016 NZST
Run: 13.6nm (24.6km)

Enjoying the island of Ciovo. Beautiful bays, clear water, sunshine and blue sky. Visited Trogir yesterday beater taxi. This ancient walled city is on an island of its own.

Tue Jul 19 21:50 2016 NZST
Run: 326.8nm (591.5km)

Just arrived in Croatia after an overnight sail by car ferry from Italy. A beautiful moonlit night with calm seas. Very warm and sunny here!

Sun Aug 18 0:00 2002 NZST

Bolzano was a good place to get the brakes cleaned and checked after all the downhill work!

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