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Day 1 (Saturday 7th of February 2015)
From Amsterdam to Le Perray en Yvelines
The adventure begins! About three months after we purchased the Subaru we're finally going to start at the NDSM yard in Amsterdam. One after another the cars came in, as did family and friends of the drivers.
At around 10:50 Arthur, who leads the organization behind the challenge, took the microphone and gave us a final briefing. We were to drive ...
Very wet here now but still reasonably warm, moving slowly North and heading for Rouen today. We heads to IKEA en route to Oissel and had a little shop for goodies for the Motorhomes before heading to the aire at Oissel. Decent weather and lovely to walk on the banks of the Seine again. A good night at Oissel ...
... much lighter the buildings were before the accumulation of 1000 years of smoke.
The town was beautifully presented with a large square which had a number of memorials including one to the leader of the Resistance who died in 1945.
Today was going to be a full day, next stop Fougeres, full on medieval history!
... to warm and sunny though the Loire looked ominously high. The water was above the normal level and the grass was sitting in the water.
We glimpsed chateaux alongside the road, some with steep grey flat roofs and some with cone shaped pinnacles.
The aire was easy to find, just behind a sports centre, as so many are. Access wasn't so easy as the roadway turned the wrong ...
On my wanders I found a Restaurant with red snuggle rugs on chairs for patrons to wrap around themselves. It had been a little chilly of an evening but these were out on the seats during the day also. There were a lot of patisseries and chocolate shops - this was one was macaron heaven This morning we had a dog join us for breakfast and then I saw another dog in the corridor - I noticed that there was a tariff for dogs to stay. I noticed that the Breakfast room had artificial ...