The weather in Montalto has been fantastic for the time of year, during my two weeks stay the sun shone every day, apart from one. Most of the campers, including myself were out sunbathing every day. For exercise I took the opportunity to take walks along the seafront every morning and evening.
I was free camping just fifty metres from the beach and on both weekends the beach was used to hold motorcycle races, which were great fun to watch.
My evenings were spent reading and thinking about the winter months ahead; where to go, to escape the worst of the winter weather. The one place that you can almost guarantee good weather and is easy to get to and visit with a motorhome is Morocco. Although I've been to this fascinating country many times there is still so much more to see and explore. Taking the motorhome to Morocco is, as I've said, really easy. From Algeciras in Spain there are fast ferries that take you to Ceuta or Tangier in an hour. Return tickets can be bought that allow you to return at any time within twelve months allowing you to travel without fixed plans. So I've made up my mind to spend the winter in Morocco again this year. My plan is to set off from Rome around the middle of November and make my way through France and Spain before taking a ferry in early December. I have friends who are also planning to spend time in Morocco from December to March and we may well be able to travel together. We've made plans to get together over the next couple of weeks and discuss it over a bottle of wine or two.
Feeling nicely relaxed and with a deep tan I returned to the Castelli area from Montalto once again. I took the opportunity to have a blood test to check my prostrate, I don't have a problem, but it's sensible for all men over the age of fifty to have regular check-ups. Everything was fine, in fact the results were better than I had thought they would be.
I have always been keen on photography, although I've only used a small Canon compact camera for quite a while, Canon's small SX240 camera is excellent though and fits neatly into a pocket.
Niki, my ex-partner is very much into her photography and has rekindled my interest to the point that I decided to buy myself a new DSLR camera to take with me to Morocco. In the past I've always used Canon cameras, Niki, always Nikon. We had quite a few discussions regarding which I should buy. After looking on the internet and reading a number of comparisions between various models from both companies, I decided on a Nikon D7100. Having made my decision I ordered one online with next day delivery and am now the proud owner of a superb new camera, getting to grips with all it's features and possibilities may take awhile, but thats something I'm looking forward to. After getting back into the swing of using a DSLR again I'm sure I'll be able to get some super images from my future travels.
It seems I've been travelling all my life. For the past eight years I've been following a simple, nomadic lifestyle, living and traveling full time in a camper van and meeting with other like minded travellers.
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