Ibis Budget Bar le Duc
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... around it. Also, this being a Saturday, everybody and his brother was there to visit. There must have been 10 bus tours going on while we were there. Tons of people! We squeezed ourselves inside and looked around. There is an astronomical clock in there that has been running since the middle 1500's. It must have been 30 feet tall. After gawking at that we headed over to ...
Breakfast this morning was the absolute best so far. I wish we had taken a photo of the magnificent spread that Simone and Philippe had set up. Beautiful fresh fruits and stewed fruits as well as home made jams and by far the best croissants we've had anywhere. We could have stayed for hours, eating our way through the day however we needed to head off to the champagne region to our next accommodation. We picked our next place based on not much except ...
... at lunchtime today - when I tried to upload the route for the next section of the journey I got a 'route calculation error' from my GPS. There has been a sort of friendly rivalry between Ian and myself throughout the trip - Ian prefers his paper maps and I put all my faith in the GPS. I wasn't looking forward to admitting to Ian that my GPS had turned into a useless lump of plastic and that we would have to defer to his paper ...
So begins the second phase. Winkel Zurich to London. The
trip to Calais which is where we plan to catch the ferry to England is roughly
800 kms and so decided to break it into two sections. Day 1 500 followed by the
home stretch to Calais followed by the ferry trip to London.
Most of the trip was done on the freeway and was generally
uneventful. The best part about driving through Europe is the ...
Saturday 16 AugustThe campsite management at Camping La Paille Haute arrived at 09:30 with a Toyota
4x4, to pull us off our pitch. We now know we must never to enter a pitch nose first when
the ground is soft - but we were not the only ones to be rescued that morning!