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Lake Garda, Italy

So in the process of filming one of the car chases in the latest Bond 007 film Quantum of Solace, some crazy stuntman managed to crash Bond’s Aston Martin DBS (worth AUD$315,000) off the side of a cliff and plunge it into one of the most famous windsurfing lakes in Europe; Lago di Garda (Lake Garda). So of course I went to explore, however it would appear from the above article they scooped the car out of the lake relatively quickly (I think I missed it by a good 6 months or more), however suffice to say, any excuse to see Lake Garda on a crystal clear wintery afternoon was worth the punishing drive and long ferry ride the night before from southern Sardinia to see…

I made a quick pitstop in Torbole Sul Garda on the way through Italy when I first drove down to Sardinia, however it was a miserable 2 days I spent there with rain both days so I didn’t get to see a lot of the scenic parts of the lake. This time, I got lucky with an incredibly clear and sunny day (despite the temperatures still being around 2-5 degrees and fresh snow on the tops of the hills only a short way up from the lake’s waters).  I wasn’t brave enough to think about windsurfing there this particular day (maybe I’ll wait till Summer next year) however I did take a few pics of the lake which you can see here:


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