At the pool bar - By ferry from Greece to Italy

At the pool bar - By ferry from Greece to Italy

Instead of travelling along the coast, we once again opted for the more comfortable option: the ferry from Igoumenitsa to Venice. Once again, we skip the beautiful Balkans. Not because we don't want to see it. No, the kilometres are wearing on us and a pleasant sense of comfort is settling in.

So we're at the ferry terminal at 5am (we've conveniently spent the night in the harbour car park) and can only wonder: One person is allowed to stay in the car, everyone else has to go through a kind of airport control. Here we are checked for knives and drugs. Next door, the campers simply drive through the identity check and collect us again after our check. So our knives are safe in Felix, as drugs aren't really our thing anyway.

Why do I say we? Well, as is always the case, we made new travel acquaintances in the evening and so the men travelled with our campers and we women made ourselves comfortable in the security area. At 6 o'clock, when the ferry was finally due to leave, there was still no sign of the ferry. Not even at 7. In the queue, fried eggs are cooked on outdoor cookers and coffee is made. People chat here and there and make appointments for the pool terrace on deck.

I don't remember exactly whether we were able to leave at 8 a.m., but after squeezing Felix into the "underground car park" between fat lorries, we still had enough time for a sunny day on deck. As always on such Mediterranean ferries, the pool is empty and covered. But at least we had coffee from porcelain cups and a delicious dinner in the à la carte restaurant. With our new travelling friends, of course, which really enriched the evening.

After sunset, most of us went to our cabins, we got out our sleeping bags and found two chic leather sofas to sleep on in the sailors' bar. Below us was the persistent hum of the engines, inside us the anticipation of Italian espresso, pasta and yes, even pizza. We slept so well that we even missed the sunrise over Venice.

Even if you don't book a cabin on the ferry, there are very good washrooms and clean toilets so that we were able to leave the ferry in the morning - on time as planned - spotlessly clean, with our teeth brushed, alert and full of homesickness. By now we were so used to the ferry that we almost forgot to take a few photos.

In the harbour of Venice, a brief border check and a hearty "Benvenuti in Italia!" The sound of the language alone filled our hearts. And Venice? We skipped it. We wanted to enjoy our Experience from autumn 2020 not dilute it.

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