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Arrived on site at about 3:30pm after a really pleasant drive through the countryside, we actually crisis crossed motorways we could have used but why bother when we can go at the same speed and not pay tolls! The site is mostly closed down for the winter with a small number of pitches in use, most of them are full at the moment with transitees like us, although we are the only Brits, most are Dutch heading South.
There are no really big pitches and all are bordered ...
... make the time fly, we stopped off a services somewhere in south France and got our table out and had a very civilised lunch. The only problem with our Alan Rogers france book is that is 2012- we didn't think that 'modern facilities' could date so quickly but this site proved us wrong... 'Shack esq' facilities is more appropriate for the book but for €18 for the night we weren't complaining, Simon was ...
... but it was not the place to buy so we walked back down the hill and made our purchases.
Public toilet #2 - something was wedged in, not going there! You really need to go in the restaurants when you have the chance!
We were making our way to the Auvergne region. Mountain Mike was keen to see the Puys, volcanoes. The day was growing longer and we were still winding our way through back roads. We finally found ourselves on a highway and started looking at Booking.com ...
After a long and tiring journey we arrived at our campsite. Weather is lovely so went for an uphill walk in the evening. Just enjoying a beer in the bar now. Day by the pool tomorrow me thinks. Did a little reading by the van after breakfast and then dozed off. After lunch went and had a dip in the pool. After some much needed sunbathing we decided to have a game of tennis - Sue cheated of course! Sat in the shade now with cool beer ...
I promised the farmer that I'll be gone at eight o'clock. So I break up early. I'm desperate need of a toilet so I knock on the door and ask if I can use the toilet. That's no problem. I also get a nice cup of coffee and some cake. Communication is hard but they tell me I was heading the wrong way. Luckily not far but I need to turn around. Tramping is not working today. I'm walking in ...