Hotel La Palmeraie
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We've made it to France! We travelled down to Plymouth last night and stayed in a ropey hotel - very Faulty Towers! After checking in we were both a bit worried about the bikes on top of the car so went out to get them in the pouring rain and kept them in our room. When we got up this morning the rain was still going but we managed to put the bikes back on the car and get to the ferry port without any problems. Once we were on the ferry and had explored a bit we managed ...
... fix it. He also came to have a look and in no time had taken off the door panel and had a good look at the lock mechanism which turned out to be broken. So there is no instant fix and I may have to spend the next ten days with a permanently locked door. Luckily I am booked into the motorhome garage in Portsmouth at the end of next week so I have emailed to warn them it will need fixing. And I thought the van was doing really well!
... go around the water. After the first 20 or so kms, we stop at a paper mill and have a tour by the guy who owns it of his paper making process. It was fascinating. He makes paper out of either old recycled cotton cloth or hemp fabric. I'd never heard of that before. Anyway, he doesn't speak English so Janice, our guide, did the translation so it was a bit of fun too. We bought some samples to take home with us, I was so impressed. We had a ...
... 55kms for the day! Well done us. After a freshen up, Rob and I are out on foot to explore the village. It really is lovely. ( I know I keep saying that.) along the canal de midi, the houses mostly looked unkempt, few gardens and while quaint, the older parts of town looked a bit worn. Albert, our host at Argen Minervois, told us that the French don't much care for the way their houses look on the outside. Brittany, at ...
... by train to London.
It is a fascinating town, which today hosts an Airbus factory right at the airport, where fuselages are built, then transferred to Toulouse in "the Beluga" for final assembly. The French Navy has a base, and large sections of the river are restricted airspace.