With all our Greek passengers safely on board, we caught the ferry across to Italy to start our journey back to the UK.
Our first stop was at Sabrina’s dog hotel in Brindisi to collect Patrizia’s dog Stella, who’s on her way to Wokingham.
The hotel is a lovely place for dogs to stay, with shady compounds, and secure bedrooms. Everything is well designed to keep the dogs comfortable during hot summers (when it can go over 40C) and cold winters.
We collected young Floppy near Stribugliano. This Maremma/Labrador cross is the offspring of Hartmut and Brigitte’s pet dog. Their son-in-law Alex has adopted Floppy, and she’s travelling with us to join him in Edinburgh. She’s a sedate and very cuddly young lady, but shows a stubborn streak when it suits her!
In Isolaccia we met up with Nelly, a very well travelled young lady. James adopted her when he was in Thailand, falling in love with her seductive brown eyes. He managed to negotiate the many hurdles which lay in the path of transporting her from Thailand to Europe, and now she’s on her way to the UK with Animalcouriers.
After spending some time with his family, James intends to take off again on more travels — this time with Nelly. New Zealand is a likely destination, which would see Nelly adding yet another stamp to her passport!
With all of our Italian passengers on board we headed towards the UK, passing through some amazing landscapes.