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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 ...
We were up, packed up and ready to leave by 8.30 this morning!!! No alarm was necessary as the dutchy caravan and family behind us decided to start packing up and left by 7.30!! We knew we had a bit of a trek today- Simon had planned it so we did a big drive and broke the back of the 13 hour drive back to Cov. The six and a bit hour drive to Nonette was the best we've done yet, the weather was good and ...
... countryside along little winding roads.
We made our way to Laguiole to buy knives (of course). We checked out a few options and then had some lunch. The first restaurant was like a massive, airless food hall that kept on going and going. We left and ended up in another where the waiter was abrupt, but the steak was good. We walked up to the forges to see where the famous knives were made. It was a hot, steep walk and we got tooted, our first as pedestrians! The forge was sort ...
... of nowhere and it's very hilly and warm. I remember at some point, when I was really tired that I really, really wanted a car to stop. Normally I don't care. No car stopping? Fine, I'll walk. But at this point I felt lost. Then this big truck stops. I'm so happy. I tell him that I'm going towards Tulle. Here something goes wrong. He thinks I need to go to a town somewhere north. He drops ...
... They are not travelling by campervan, but, instead are roaming the waterways of France in their canal boat.
After lunch, we walk into town to have a beer and then buy strawberry tarts.
On our way back to the van, we call at Deryk and Erica’s boat (Star of Destiny).
Kathleen, never shy, asks if we can have a look around, and they, very ...