Travel Blogs from Sedan
... 12 miles per litre on fuel, and I have a 19 litre tank. That makes my range about 220 miles as a conservative estimate.
My speedo says I have travelled 190 miles since Calais/dover where I filled up before boarding, and I saw a sign just before the fuel station with my destination, Charleville-Mezieres - 37.
I'm certain that I don't have enough fuel to get there and the petrol pump hates me for speaking English.
At this point ...
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 ...
... some safari and to the caves. Very touristy and expensive, so we decided to give it a miss.
We saw some signs later on indicating that there were other grottos so decided to move on to Hotton. We found the place quite easily, and went in. The tour was about to start and there were only six people, so Michael and Melinda decided to do it. Bruno and I didn't want to go as we weren't really interested. We've seen caves in WA ...
... look about it. Drove on into town and found hotel Cesar, which was quite cheap and open. It was ten o'clock and so we took it. The room was clean and breakfast provided.
We hadn't eaten yet, so went down town to look for somewhere but it seemed everywhere was closed. After much driving around we found a pizzeria thank goodness. The people in there were watching the Algerian soccer match. After they won, there was a lot of noise in the street. Lots of Algerians in this town, I ...
... next half hour. It was really frustrating as we’d chosen to avoid the route through Lille due to THEIR roadworks – no idea why we just sat there, as the other 2 lanes were still flowing, but nobody could get out so we just gazed forlornly at the back of a Czech lorry. This happened twice more before we finally got going again. This delay then landed us on the Brussels ring road at ...