Couriers Mike and Joe, both from Yorkshire, set off on a trip to Greece, with pets large and small to deliver en route in Switzerland and Italy. They took a late Eurotunnel crossing and spent the night near Calais; then were up bright and breezy for the first leg of their journey through France.
Pippi and Emil
This pair of gorgeous jet-black cats travelled with us to Bern in Switzerland. Once they were safely reunited with their owner, we turned due south towards Italy. Before leaving Switzerland, however, we made sure we sampled the local chocolate torte — something to keep us going as we went through the Gotthard road tunnel. One of the longest road tunnels in the world, it pierces 16km of Swiss mountain.
Moses and Amy
We drove Giant Schnauzer Moses and his Labrador chum Amy to a tiny village new Vicenza, then headed to Bologna for the night.
Robin and Peter
From Bologna we set off for Naples to deliver cats Robin and Peter to Rudi, who works at the Nato base.
From Naples we drove through the mountains toward Bari under a very moody sky, and weren’t at all surprised to find ourselves caught in a thunderstorm part of the way there.
Hector and Jason
Greek Shepherd Dog Hector and his chum Jason, named after heroes of Greek legend, travelled with us from Greece to the UK last year. Now the family has made the return trip to Greece, and we had the pleasure of spending time again with their gorgeous dogs.