Friday, 10 September 2010

Lake Como

Hello! Is anybody there?

I know - it's been an eternity since I last posted a blog. Unfortunately, my laptop 'died' on me and it has taken longer than expected for me to get back on my paws.

Anyway, I'm now back in the blogosphere and raring to share some more of my adventures. Let me start with a posting about my visit a few weeks ago to...

...Lake Como. Let me show you around.

Here I am in the charming town of Lake Como, checking out the view from my hotel room window...


... and this is the view itself. It's brilliant, isn't it?


Once we got settled, we decided to take a stroll along the esplanade.

Man, the lake looked so inviting. Dad had to hold on tight to stop me from diving straight in for a swim!


The obligatory photo pose with Dad. Smile!


Of course, Missus also wanted to get in on the act. Here we are posing with the scenic mountains in the background...


It was truly booti-ful staring out at the sunset across the lake.


Suddenly, I spotted something even more interesting than the sunset...


This is Charlie, a tri-colour Cavaliar King Charles Spaniel.


Pretty soon, Charlie and I began to strike-up a conversation. Apparently he's been living in Como for a while and he knows everything about the place. This prompted me to ask a question on the Missus' behalf...

My question was: "Where's George?". I was referring, of course, to George Clooney, who is often at his house on the shores of Lake Como.



Unfortunately, according to Charlie, George wasn't in Como on the weekend of our visit. He was back in America filming a movie. I can't tell you how disappointed the Missus was!

All too soon it was time for Charlie and me to say our fond farewells. Don't we make an 'odd couple'?

On the second day of our visit, we all decided to take a boat journey along Lake Como to the booti-ful village of Bellagio.
This was our journey from Como to Bellagio.


All aboard! Me and Dad on the ferry.
Of course I'm no stranger to boat rides. In fact, I'm quite a 'sea-dog'. Don't believe me ? Well check out this link from my time in Holland.

Me and Missus. I was supposed to wear a muzzle when on board the ferry...


...As you can see, it didn't last long!


I soon settled down in my favourite spot to admire the views from the boat.


The scenery was breathtaking for the entire journey. Lake Como is famed for its mesmerising views with terracotta rooftops staggered across the mountainous shores.


After two hours, we finally reached Bellagio. I'm sorry to say that we didn't get too many pictures of the village itself. The reason was, as soon as we got off the ferry we ran into this fella...

TA DA! Meet Joe. He's a four year old Golden Retriever who has recently arrived in Italy from Canada! I thought that I was a big boy, but Joe is huge. He's very handsome as well.


Once we had got acquainted, Joe showed me the best spot in Bellagio to go for a swim!


Look at us! That’s Joe on the left and yours truly on the right. We were having a blast!


Joe soon got tired in the freezing water, but I couldn't get enough of it. Eventually Dad had to drag me out! Dang!


Joe (on the left) and me posing for the camera for one last time before we had to say goodbye. I hope we’ll get to meet up for a swim or to play zoomies again in the not too distant future.



Before it got too dark, we had to leave Bellagio (and Joe) and head back to Como...

Back to my favourite viewing spot on the ferry.


I tried to get my 'sea legs' for a better view of the scenery...


...while Missus just lapped-up the atmosphere with a glass of 'bubbly'.


All-in-all, we had a fantastic weekend in a wonderful place.

Ciao!

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Wow, what beautiful pictures! I have I mentioned before that I am jealous of all of your wonderful travels? :)

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Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

OMD!

What sights!

AND scenery too!

Thanks fur sharing all that beaWOOty!

Mom had to gift herself a new laptop fur her Gotcha Day so we understand THAT!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Rufus and Indie said...

We are so jealous!
You had a great time and your pics are pawsome!
To bad about the muzzle. You took care of that thing, well done!!!^^

KT and Lady said...

What a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing your fun trip to the lake with us. Looks very Northwest to us with Terracotta roofs!! How great to make two new doggy friends; one a Golden who you can swim with. BOL-that's just too perfect. Oh, and a GOLDEN having to wear a MUZZLE?? How totally necessary it THAT? Might as well require chickens to ride bicycles.

Lorenza said...

Homer!
It was a long time... but sure it worth to wait for your post to know about your big adventure in Lake Como!
I loved it!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Jolanda said...

..hey Homer, which nice pictures from your holidays at the lake como. I love swimming too...

woooooof from Kayla

Sam said...

You guys have the best adventures!

Sam

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Homer!! I'm a little late getting here but I have to say that I am still envious of all your amazing adventures and new friends that you make! While I LOVE George Clooney, I think that your new friend Joe was just as handsome!!!!

Lucille said...

Congratulations, you really had a lot of fun here, haven't you!
It is you than that has to teach me how to swim... you really look like a very good swimmer!
Thank you for showing me around Lake Como, don't laugh, but neither me nor my human have been there yet!
It is really a nice place, no wonder George got a house (...) there!
Ciao Lucille

Honey the Great Dane said...

Gosh - I'm as disappointed as your Missus about George!!

What an awesome place and you lead such a glamorous, jet-setting life, Homer! :-) But I don't understand - why do doggies have to wear muzzles on the ferry??

Slobbers,

Honey the Great Dane