Tag Archives: Abruzzo

Bird watching!

Every so often nature throws a little something our way just to add a bit of spice, a touch of zest to what was just another average ride-out. Thinking about it, over the years I’ve tickled a dove, knocked out … Continue reading

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Caponord meets the Amalfi coast

The Capo had barely started cooling down after the 24hr trip from the UK before it was given a once-over for the trip South the next day. Everything was fine with just the chain getting a clean and fresh re-lube … Continue reading

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L’Autodromo del Gran Sasso

About 70Km North West lies San Mauro di Montorio al Vomano in the provice of Teramo, who’s inhabitents it seems have voted 61% in favour of a race track being built! L’Autodromo del Gran Sasso will occupy an area of … Continue reading

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The slow road back to normality

Where to start …. ‘wow, what a week’ … doesn’t quite seem to cut it really! 🙂 I guess it’s fair to say we were in a bit of a state of shock on the Friday/Saturday following the evacuation notice/snow-storm … Continue reading

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Abruzzo a region on its knees

A quick update and a heart-felt thank you from Jan and I for the kind messages of support. The storm destroyed our road, half a valley, felled power and telecom lines and ruined about 20% of our Olive trees. On … Continue reading

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End of the Road?

We’ve had a bit of a rough start to 2015 in the Abruzzo region, well actually that’s not true ….. it goes back to the tail end of 2013! That’s when we had the first of the terrain-changing rain and … Continue reading

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The Fissure King

What good is a motorbike or a car for that matter, if you don’t have a road to run along? About 10 days ago Jan and I went to do the weekly shopping and I must admit I was already … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Caponauts!

Weather wise Christmas was pretty good really, 12-15c and sunny most days – but all good things have to come to an end I suppose. Throughout the morning, sunshine had given way to low cloud racing across the heavens pushed … Continue reading

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….and winter hasn’t started yet!

Now I’m not a superstitious fella, but 2013 is certainly making its presence know as it drags out its final days. First we have typical warm autumnal weather, rather rudely pushed aside in favour of a month’s rain in two … Continue reading

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Olive oil 2013

For us the olive picking season is over. Picked, pressed and the deliciously aromatic end product, our liquid gold, is safely stored in stainless steel tanks. A good job really, as last week’s balmy 20-25c has given way to ‘cyclone … Continue reading

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