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... wrong time. Naturally we'd planned our trip so we'd be there at the right time, but stern warnings about a place's dangers tend to stick in one's mind, even if you know you're going to avoid them.
All went smoothly, as expected, although the number of boats trying to make their way into the marina at once was quite alarming! Nonetheless, we navigated through the sea of yachts towards the visitor's berths, the sun ...
Very wet in Biarritz before we left but lovely here in Mortagne now. What a day it was! We took it easy and popped into town before left where there is a huge shopping complex superbly decorated for Xmas, but boy was it crowded. So, after a brief connection to the internet we departed and found ourselves a little lost in the 'route barre' feature of French roadworks but after much effort we escaped out of town on an unfamiliar cross country route but ...
... and in 2 years time the alteration to the TGV line currently being made, will make the trip from Paris to Bordeaux only 2 hours. The current track is only half high speed lines. The makers of the TGV are responsible also for the installation of the tram system here in Bordeaux, using low voltage cable in the ground.
Brittany Ferries huge boat, Normandie took us from Portsmouth to Caen, calmly and quietly with a very surprising excellent dinner of duck ravioli in a lettuce soup and scallops 4 ways followed by a rack of lamb and cod with a sauce..... Not sure quite what. We arrived at about 9.30pm and set off having decided to stay the night in the Aire at Villiers-Bocage about 20 miles from Caen. Arrived to jostle with another camper van and although the main places ...
... about leaving our ‘L’hotel de wheels’ unattended for a couple of nights and felt compelled to
drop by each day of our stay to make sure ‘she’ hadn’t been towed away,.. or worse! Suffice to say, all went well and we had Monday through Thursday with our Perth connection and thoroughly enjoyed their company and hospitality. Someone once said that a real measure of true friends is that, even though you might not have seen each other for ...
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