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Left Gent in brilliant sunshine after a spectacular sunrise.
To Rochefort, also recommended by the Belgian woman we spoke to at length on the train back from Ypres.
The GPS in our new car has its specific pecularities which bring frustration in different ways to TT. Should, through no fault of your own, you need to go off the directed route, She, has ...
... I don't speak french, do you speak english?"
It looks like I've found it's good to start with a version of "I'm not British or American", and it's paid off already.
Fuel Crisis over. Onward to the hotel.
I mention my little crisis to the rest of the riders when I got to the hotel, when one of them pipes up..
" Actually, you would have been OK. It's only just over 200 miles here from Calais. You were reading the signs ...
... the self guided tour turned out to be just right and we enjoyed our visit. Namur had far surpassed our expectations. It was a great stop.
-we drove on to our hotel in Rochefort. Our host was a bit grumpy and the room had alot of road noise. A bit of a disappointment.
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 ...
... thought were probably the same. So we went on a little walk up the hill, and sat down for twenty minutes looking at the view. It was very pleasant to be in the quiet and just resting.
When Michael and Melinda came back, we decided to make our way back to Rotterdam. Lots of washing to do! And Michael would like to work on the car with Bruno.
Arrived back at about eight, and had a light dinner of salad, before hitting the ...