Hotel Le Luxembourg
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... but we arrived back in Balen mid afternoon and went to the local pub for dinner...called De WaterKant ...its right on the canal and has a thatched roof and is quite nice. We had a chicken stir fry and frites .....way too much food. Then back to the house to pack. made sandwiches and fruit for the road tomorrow. Klaas built a nice fire before ...
Welcome to glorious Northern France in the summer.
To be honest, it had started raining before I even left Dover. So I got to queue for the ferry for an hour, sitting on a motorbike in the rain.
After arriving, I get my first surprise for the day.
All my co riders, 38 of them on twenty odd bikes, are Grey Nomads. Except for two 20 something kids (riding with their parents) I was the youngest by at ...
Drove pretty quickly through the pretty French countryside to Soissons which looked like the right kind of sized town to go to a local supermarket to pick up some supplies for Scandinavia which I imagined would be a lot more expensive.
Loaded up the boot with:
20 tins of lentils, chili con carne, peas, carrots,
20 cartons of passata
40 packets of instant noodles
massive pot of herbes de provence ...
... thought were probably the same. So we went on a little walk up the hill, and sat down for twenty minutes looking at the view. It was very pleasant to be in the quiet and just resting.
When Michael and Melinda came back, we decided to make our way back to Rotterdam. Lots of washing to do! And Michael would like to work on the car with Bruno.
Arrived back at about eight, and had a light dinner of salad, before hitting the ...
... off we went out of Paris. Once again, Michael did a good job and soon we were on the highway heading for the Ardennes. Still hadn't booked a place, which we weren't too happy about. Michael was trying to please everyone. The drive was lovely through hills and wide open spaces. We took a detour through a tourist drive and looked for signs which might indicate a cabin or b & b but no such luck. Finally arrived in Charleville-Mezieres and first motel we stopped in was closed. It had the ...