olive oil press

on the road with Animalcouriers

All the way to Greece with Cookie

Little dog Cookie travelled in style to Greece as our only passenger! 

We crossed the Channel to Calais and decided to stop overnight a little way away, as the Jungle clearance was in full swing. Just 40 minutes away, at Lumbres, we found a golf club/hotel with rooms to spare as it isn’t high season. Lovely and quiet, it offered super dog-walking, but Cookie was a bit unsure about putting her paws down on the wet grass!

Cookie prefers a nice dry duvet to wet grass

Cookie prefers a nice dry duvet to wet grass

Admiring the hydrangeas

Admiring the hydrangeas

We motored on towards Italy and managed to book into A3Passi in Ancona, one of our favourite hotels. It’s part of the ‘agriturismo’ movement, where you get to stay on working farms. On arrival, we found the olive pressing in full swing.

Here come the olives

Here come the olives

First pressing

First pressing

Green nectar - olive oil

Green nectar

The work in the mill continued well into the night, to make sure none of the olives went a moment past their best

The work in the mill continued well into the night, to make sure none of the olives went a moment past their best

A3Passi's fabulous olive oil regularly wins awards in many categories

A3Passi’s fabulous olive oil regularly wins awards in many categories

From Ancona we took the ferry to Greece, where Cookie was delighted to be reunited with Tracy and her husband.

Ecstatic times!

Ecstatic times!

Cuddles with everyone

Cuddles with everyone

Tracy kindly treated us to a bottle of Greek wine and this delectable assortment of chocolate mousse desserts. Obviously, we’d love to have shared the chocs with Lesley, Natalie and Theresa in the Animalcouriers office, but they simply wouldn’t have survived the journey. Rest assured, dear colleagues, that they were absolutely delicious! (We promise to share the wine with you.)

Tracy kindly treated us to a bottle of Greek wine and this delectable assortment of chocolate mousse desserts. Obviously, we’d love to have shared the chocs with Lesley, Natalie and Theresa in the Animalcouriers office, but they simply wouldn’t have survived the journey. Rest assured, dear colleagues, that they were absolutely delicious! (We promise to share the wine with you.)

By |2016-10-28T14:00:42+00:00Friday, October 28, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by sea|16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Herman October 28, 2016 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Chocolate mousse desserts…?? Count me in! 😉

    • Animalcouriers November 3, 2016 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      We’d love to count you in Herman but you can imagine how long they lasted around us 😀

  2. Timothy Price October 28, 2016 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Cookie is darling. Thanks for the tour of A3Passi

    • Animalcouriers November 3, 2016 at 5:15 pm - Reply

      Cookie rather enjoyed the personal service 😉 We love A3Passi.

  3. Little Binky and Granny October 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Cookie you are such a lucky girl! Only 1 passenger has its benefits, it means 100% attention, no distractions and the whole van of your own… and maybe an olive for you too 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 <3

  4. Sammy October 28, 2016 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    What a cutie Cookie is – and that looks like one very happy reunified family. Love the photos at the olive oil factory. Also love the chocolate mousse treats – YUM!

    Hugs, Pam

    • Animalcouriers November 3, 2016 at 5:21 pm - Reply

      It was a very excitable reunion! Lots of lovely sights and tastes too 🙂

  5. Dallas Dyson October 29, 2016 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    what splendid ears your passenger has and those desserts!

  6. Heather October 30, 2016 at 12:53 am - Reply

    You get to have the most incredible experiences! If she’s a Greek cookie, would that make her baklava?

  7. Sherri-Ellen TD. October 30, 2016 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Woo Hoo Cookie got to travel ferst class on her own with youss’!! That must have been so kewl fur her!
    Shee sure iss a cutie issn’t she???
    LadyMum said you were just doin ‘yur duty’ to take care of thee chocciess befur they went bad…. 😉
    Mew mew mew…..
    ***paw patsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx an {{hugs}} LadyMum

    • Animalcouriers November 3, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Reply

      So glad you understand that we did our duty with the choc mousses 😀

  8. Sand Spring Chesapeakes November 3, 2016 at 1:47 am - Reply

    Very cool photos, thanks for sharing.

  9. Lavinia Ross November 10, 2016 at 4:11 am - Reply

    Cookie is adorable!

    Nothing like fresh olive oil, and those desserts look delicious!

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