Our Bibione summer vacation this year took place later than usual. A year ago we had our last day of vacation on 08.09.. Another Besonerheit on this vacation was for us that we decided this time for 2 weeks. And we had our bikes with us this time, because we wanted to ride some routes.
As usual, there is also again a vacation blog. This time of course a little longer, because there is content from 2 weeks. 😀
The collected works from the two weeks are available as usual in a scrapbook.
Day 1: Morning at 5…. – Sunday, 2019-09-08
To have as little traffic as possible on the way, we left again on Sunday for shortly after 5 o’clock in the morning. Shortly before the Tauern we then briefly immersed in fog before we drove through the tunnel.
An hour later, we finally passed the border with Italy. Now you could also finally drive on the highway again and did not have to creep predominantly with 100 over the highway. Such a thing somehow misses the point of a freeway… Up to the freeway junction A23/A4 we had free travel. From then we had to qäulen by the permanent construction site, before the redeeming highway exit came. Unfortunately, we were greeted with rainy weather, which clouded our joy a little. The last piece of road raised hope again, as the cloud cover over the sea cleared up.
Our accommodation was unfortunately only around 14:30 for occupancy, so we had to pass the time in the meantime on the square. When the car was finally cleared out, suddenly heavy rain began – but we still had to go shopping… In spite of the rain we did our shopping. It was only stupid that the persistent rain had put the whole place under water. So now we had to wade through ankle-deep water – with sneakers – and clean out the car again…
In the evening we went to our favorite restaurant for dinner.
Day 2: Beach Walk – Monday, 09/09
At night, another violent storm with thunderstorms moved over the region. Actually, the perfect weather for night photos by the sea. However, I was still done from the previous day and glad about every minute of sleep. After breakfast, we first looked around the village, my girlfriend looted the gambling machine. In the early afternoon we took a walk on the beach to the neighboring campsite, where we will stay for the second week.
On the way back – of course via the beach again – we spontaneously stopped at the beach bar before we really went back to our place. On the way back we passed an “art path”, where there were various works of art from recycled parts to admire. Among others, a whale made from old parts of a suite caravan.
Day 3: Weekly Market in Bibione – Tuesday, Sept. 10
During the summer season, a weekly market is held every Tuesday in front of Luna Park. There you can buy all kinds of things – just like us: Bags, clothes, towels, shoes, toys, etc.
Apart from that, there are also numerous stalls selling wine, cheese, fruit and vegetables from the region at reasonable prices. What should not be missing in a port city is a small but fine fish market.
After my girlfriend had fought her way through the market stalls, I got myself freshly caught fish for lunch, which then landed on the grill. Matching freshly ground spices directly from the beach – for free.
We then spent the afternoon extensively on the beach.
Day 4: Day trip to Caorle – Wednesday, Sept. 11
Meanwhile also already tradition with us is the excursion to the neighboring Caorle. By boat it would be 15km to drive. By car, however, you have to drive around the lagoon and thus comes to about 40km and a driving time of 45min.
As with us also already – unfortunately – usual, one finds also in Caorle already at the beginning of September references to Christmas events. Hmm… 😀
Along the promenade “Scogliera Viva” (Living Cliff) you pass the two most famous landmarks of Caorle:
The view of Piazza Vescovado with the bell tower “Campanile del Duomo di Caorle” in the background.
A few hundred meters further, at the end of the promenade, you will find the church “Madonna dell’Angelo”, which can certainly be called THE landmark of Caorle. After all, this church has long been known not only by tourists but also by believers.
With all the colorful houses, Caorle reminds me a little of Burano, which I unfortunately only know from photos.
Maybe one of the next destinations.
Finally, however, we were back at our “regular restaurant” at the harbor.
In the evening we went again briefly to the beach and ended the day with a visit to a bar.
Day 5: September Festival in Bibione – Thursday, Sept. 12
Every year… the September festival in Bibione has also become a permanent feature of our vacation. There is great live music of well-known national and international hits. But also burger stands, grilled Steckerlfische and numerous vintners from the surrounding area round off the annual Septemberfest.
The two-day event itself does not cost any admission. Only the wine tastings at the winegrowers and the food are subject to a charge. If you buy a cup from the organizer for a small lump sum (or if you have the one from last year with you), you can have a free refill of either white or red wine at the wine bar.
On the second day of the event, the festival reaches its climax with a closing fireworks display around 23:00
Fortunately, there is a bus connection to our campsite every hour. So you don’t have to worry about your own fitness to drive.
Day 6: Night shots on the beach – Friday, Sept. 13
At the usual time we had breakfast – despite the festivities the night before. In the afternoon we had once again taken advantage of the consistently beautiful weather.
After dinner I went with my photo equipment to the beach to photograph the full moon. Previously, I had made testhalber still a few shots of a newly built sanitary facility. So there is hope that the place will not be closed in the coming years.
Day 7: Chilling & Upcoming Move – Saturday, Sept. 14
This day was not particularly action-packed. As usual, we had spent the afternoon on the beach. In the evening, we already packed a few things, because the following day we moved to the neighboring campsite as planned. The simple reason was that our current place simply wasn’t open until the end of our vacation. Thus, we were one week on the place and the second week on the other.
Day 8: Moving to the other campsite – Sunday, Sept. 15
Today was a little stressful, because we had to change – as mentioned before – the place as planned, because the previous one simply had not opened so long. Since we had already packed most of the things the day before, we only had to load them provisionally into the car. Although we could unfortunately not yet in our new accommodation – we could park the bikes but already times.
In order not to waste time senselessly, we drove to Bibione and walked a little through the pedestrian zone. After we had lunch, we could move into our new accommodation. As already selected at the time of booking, we had a direct view of the lagoon. Closer you can be to the sea only directly on a ship.
Also as hoped, we had a direct view of the sunset. So no more rushing to get to the port as soon as possible after dinner to see the sunset. 😀
Day 9: Sunset from the Balcony – Monday, Sept. 16
It is very noticeable what a difference it makes whether you wake up in the morning in the middle of a camping village – or with a direct view of the sea.
Day 10: Fish Market and Walk to the Lagoon Estuary – Tuesday, Sept. 17
A new Tuesday – a new day for fresh fish from the fish market. 😀
At Luna Park you could already tell that the season is over. Only a few rides were still available.
After the shopping for the barbecue in the afternoon we drove back and made our way to the “Spitz”. To the place where the lagoon runs into the sea (and vice versa). Depending on the conditions, you can walk hundreds of meters into the open sea. In addition, one usually finds numerous mussels at this mouth. But we were not lucky. Probably we were already too late and the tide has already sucked the mussels back into the sea.
You can already guess how far you could go into the sea on this day. However, since there is a lot of alluvial sand at this point and the lagoon can create a suction when the sea water runs after, the whole thing is not exactly safe. A few meters I “had” to go nevertheless naturally in. For better illustration I have also created a 360 ° panorama, which is embedded below:
(Display on mobile devices may not be possible!)
Alternatively, the panorama can also be accessed via this link.
Unfortunately, the weather was very cloudy and windy, so it was too uncomfortable for the beach. In the evening we somehow lacked the desire to cook, so we went to the restaurant located on the campsite.
Day 11: Afternoon in Bibione – Wednesday, Sept. 18
Today also promised anything but sunny beach weather. Instead, almost endless layers of clouds passed by and a cool wind spread an uncomfortable mood. Since it was fortunately not far to Bibione – and we had to go shopping again anyway, a trip to Bibione offered itself. For a long time we have wanted to take a “train” that goes across the city – like a sightseeing tour. Unfortunately, we had just missed the departure. So we rented a golf cart for an hour and made Bibione unsafe. 😀
Day 12: Burano – Thursday, Sept. 19
On this day, one of my long-time wishes came true: to photograph the colorful houses on Burano.
In the morning, I was initially concerned that the weather could again – as the days before – become uncomfortable. After all, we had a trip of about 1.5h ahead of us. Finally, we made our way to Treporti, from where we then took the water bus “Vaporetto” to Burano. At the “bus stop” there was no ticket machine and on the pier it said that access is only allowed with a valid ticket. Luckily for us, I picked up a few scraps of words and found out that tickets were available at a nearby cafe. Shortly after ticket purchase, we saw the water cab pull in. About 15min later we finally reached Burano.
In the meantime there were only scattered clouds in the sky – perfect conditions for the photos.
Right at one of the first buildings you could see the “union” of two of the most famous islands of Venice: Burano (known for the colorful buildings) and Murano (known for the glass blowing).
Of course, it did not keep me very long on the “main routes” on which every tourist walks along. I am always more attracted to the “unvarnished” truth. Already from our various trips – for example, to Venice – I knew that the things away from the beautiful facades (in the truest sense of the word) can be far more interesting. Firstly, you do not always have umpteen tourists on the photos – and besides, these motifs just maybe not everyone sees.
On the way through the alleys and across various channels, I then saw two elderly people leaning against a house wall with their Sketchbook. It was totally interesting and relaxing just watching the two of them draw. An extreme opposite to our society today, where everything has to go faster and faster. One should approach things more often times calmer and more relaxed…
Gradually, it was time to go to a restaurant. After all, we had been walking for several hours.
It was a good thing that we had already made a note of one or the other restaurant during our first round.
After dinner, of course, we had to get souvenirs as well as postcards and stamps (the ones from the Italian post office – anything else will probably never arrive).
In the process, there were still various opportunities for one or the other snapshot.
On the way back to the “bus stop” I disappeared briefly in a side alley for a 360° panorama.
Since it was already afternoon and we still had at least 1.5h drive ahead of us, we have made us with the water cab back to Treporti, where the car was parked. We were lucky with the traffic and so we arrived around 18:00 again almost at our campsite. But before that I wanted to have another look at our previous place – which was closed in the meantime. Already somehow spooky, if there, where otherwise hundreds of people are, simply nothing but silence and sea noise is to be heard.
On the way to the beach, we still received a stormy welcome – sand peeling included.
Since we also had to cook, we finally returned to our mobile home after an eventful day.
Day 13: Sunset in the Lagoon – Friday, Sept. 20
I have been traveling in and around Bibione for so many years now – but I have never been to Lignano.
Since my girlfriend had already brought the suggestion, we went – once again blindly – to Lignano. After a short search for a parking space within reach of the pedestrian zone, we looked around in the same.
The first time on vacation we had a little problem with time management: it was already 12:30 and we were at the other end of the pedestrian zone. Between 13:30 and 15:30 is not allowed to enter the campsite by car. Since time could be tight, we went it again gemütli
ch and thought about an alternative. Since we have passed anyway in Bibione, we have parked the car here again and are on foot. Spontaneously, we got a golf car again and drove through Bibione for another hour. Although we had already done this several times, there were always corners where we have never been before.
My girlfriend had ordered an Aperol – and I had a new object of experimentation to get a little variety in my sunsets. A classic sundowner.
Yes, a sundowner is the drink you usually have when the sun goes down. And not the one when you just “only” watch a sunset. 😀 On relevant platforms, you always read these hashtags under photos, on which someone has been photographed in the sunset. ^^
Day 14: The last day of vacation – Saturday, Sept. 21
Sad but true: this was our last day of vacation, which we could almost fully enjoy. Again and again we have already begun to clear things together and throw away. In the process, we noticed that we had not even written and sent the cards we had bought on Burano. And already the next half hour was filled. 😀
For the evening we had once again planned to watch the sunset. This time, however, at the mouth where the lagoon flows into the sea.
Around 18:00 the sun was then also almost disappeared behind the horizon.
Again, I tried my hand at a 360° panorama.
Alternate link to panorama
Finally, we went again to our restaurant on the campsite. In keeping with my status, of course, it had to be something from the sea again. There was again fried seafood.
Day 15: Departure – Sunday, 22.09.
There are no more photos from this day, as there was nothing worth mentioning. The usual construction site in Italy on the A4 awaited us. In addition, there were apparently bridge and tunnel renovations on the A23 towards Austria, so we were briefly stuck in traffic several times. Last but not least, there was a long traffic jam in Austria on the A10, which we were fortunately able to bypass in time.
Next year we will probably go again for 2 weeks. Then, however, on the place where we were last.
True, the first has been my second home for over 25 years. However, I am a little shocked and disappointed at how little care has been taken of this place.