Last night in Ancona, first delivery today, and Lakme’s antics

We disembarked from the ferry at 11pm last night and headed straight for our favourite Locanda just behind Ancona, in the middle of the country. Called Locanda della Saline it has much to recommend it. Family run, there's no menu, you're simply served with a four-course dinner of the best locally grown, home-cooked food. Aware that the dogs hadn't really had a good leg stretch while on the boat, we did late-night walks in the dark, with crickets and fireflies for company. We finally turned in at about 1am, and by 6am the sun was up and so were we, enjoying the lovely [...]

The story of Rumy from Greece

It sounds as though Rumy, who is travelling with us from Athens, was very fortunate to be adopted by Michael. Here he tells us a bit about her background and habits:"Rumy was just one month old when I got her. Abandoned a few weeks after her birth, she was found in a car park and taken in by a girl who couldn’t keep her as she was already providing shelter for two dogs and three cats. Rumy is really shy and not very good with people (hides in the bathtub every time the doorbell rings) but once she likes someone, that changes. [...]

Crossing the Channel with Leroy and Nikita

These two beautiful, impeccably behaved Rhodesian Ridgebacks have cleared customs and are crossing the Channel to the UK. Because they originate from the US, their microchips are different from those used in Europe. So a special microchip reader had to be pressed into service. Fortunately, all went well, and they're on schedule to reach their new home in Cambridge later today. Leroy and Nikita showing their grace and style

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On board the overnight ferry from Patras

Our 6pm ferry from Patras initially looked to be running an hour late, but in fact arrived an hour and a half late and finally left, with all of us on board, at 10pm! We have a clear view of the van from the accommodation deck, and have been able to make regular visits to check on our passengers, feed and water them, and walk the dogs. The vehicle deck is secure, so we've also been able to leave van doors open to ensure a refreshing breeze. Because of changes to the ferry schedule, we had to take a much [...]

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