Hotel le Cleves
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... expensive bikes will be a bit of fun as well.
We disembark at Calais and were off. East bound, Germany in our sights. Just the one stop in France overnight on the way.
Things got a little testing for me though, after only a few hours. I will spend about eight hours on a motor bike over a twenty four hours period, and most of it was in cold rain with a chilling wind.
As i was riding through the rain, soaked to the core of ...
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 ...
The hotel Cesar provided us with a 7 euro breakfast which was quite good. The night sleep, hadn't been too bad even though Bruno kept rolling over on my side because there was a dip in the middle! Better than that night in Bath, nine years ago.
Drove out of town and headed for Montherme. The countryside was very pretty with rolling hills, reminiscent of the tablelands. Lots of nice views to look at.
Arriving in Montherme, ...
... 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 ...
What looked like a few miles on the map turned into nearly six hours of driving. It would have been alot quicker if we had decided to remain on the toll road we had accidentally found ourselves on, which of course we didn't. Having not budgetted for such luxuries we went one junction up before coming off, paying the exhorbitant 14 euro charge and continuing on the national roads. A good thing to bear in mind for any fellow travellers is that any roads in europe starting with an ...