30.09.2014 - 01.10.2014
Our journey from Fazana to Venice was not without adventure. We'd found Madiela had been very difficult to start on the past two occasions so rather than risk breaking down away from a campsite with all of the facilities we needed, we decided to keep the engine running until we arrived in Venice. This was almost easier said than done as while keeping her running during our lunch stop in a gorgeous coastal Italian city was easy enough, we were so incredibly close to stalling while climbing steep, narrow roads back to the motorway. Thankfully the engine did not stop so we were hugely relieved to arrive at "Camp Venezia" and, without thinking, turned the engine off. After check in we needed to park Madi in a camping spot but sure enough, she didn't start! My heart fell into my shoes as I could not believe we had broken down again and I had no idea how we were going to get home for our friends wedding in just a few weeks time while still needing to cross the whole of France. Thankfully the camping staff knew a mechanic who came by immediately and with all of the luck in the world, it was a very simple fix of a fuse. We were able to park up, eat up, drink up and relax, ready for a day of adventure tomorrow!
Our day for Venice was wet and windy but it was wonderful none the less. We took a boat along the canal which both boys loved, Mylo spent the whole time gazing out the window at the incredible architecture and genuinely seemed in awe of his surroundings.
We spent the rest of the day exploring by foot and soaking up as much of the Venetian atmosphere as we could and promised to come back another time for a gondola ride - hopefully in the sun!