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Italian Job

Italian Job

Unfortunately the GPS Tracker we have fitted has failed.
However you can keep up to date of our progress on Facebook link above.

Friday 26th October, 2007

We arrived at the hotel here at Quattro D’Altino just outside Venice yesterday.  We traveled from Innsbruck to Balzano where we stayed the night before pushing onto our final destination here in northern Italy.  We have now covered 1,410 miles.

We checked-in at the hotel where we had a very warm Italian Job greeting.

After scrutineering and registration for the event we decided, being so close to Venice, we would venture down there by train.  What an interesting and vibrant place, we spent most of the afternoon and part of the early evening there before catching a train back to the hotel.

The car is still going fine and doing us proud, we did a few maintenance checks and then met other Jobbers in the bar for a chat and bite to eat.

Today, Friday, saw our first event, a briefing at 10.00am and start at 12.00, it was to be an easy day today to get us new Jobbers used to the road book etc.  We managed to follow it with precision and didnít get lost!  We arrived at a vineyard for two special timed events and some lunch, the road book instructions brought us back to the hotel where we have a debrief tonight at 7.30pm.

Tomorrow will be a totally different day with a very full day of navigation and special stages taking us around the Venetian hills and visiting the Medea of Coneglianco, one of the childrenís homes which is supported by the Italian Job, fingers crossed we donít get lost on our way!  While we are there we will be able to take the opportunity to meet the children and give them gifts which we have brought with us.

That’s all for now.  We’ll catch up again with you all soon – unless we’re lost somewhere in the depths of Italy!

Ian & Mike

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