We boarded the ferry late last night at the Greek port of Igoumenitsa and expect to reach Castiglione del Lago in Italy tonight, where we’ll meet our vet to carry out the canine parasite treatments required by the pet passport scheme.
We had more time than usual in Igoumenitsa and were able to explore the area as well as take the dogs for a good walk on the beach. There are salt lagoons and marshes near the town, with plenty of birdlife including egrets and many other species we’ll have to look up when we get home. Most surprisingly, there was a pelican fishing — unfortunately we couldn’t get close enough for a photo. And perched on a small hillock are the remains of a fortress from the 4th century BC, which just goes to show how long Igoumenitsa has been an important port.