Travel Blogs from Charleville-Mezieres
... and thinking miles... you only had 20 miles to go."
****. I should have known better. or got a GPS..
Next day I looked up the next few Shell servos en route. They have staff. While in France and Belgium I will be sticking to Shell, as I know what to expect, while sounding as Ocker as possible.
More rain into Belgium. Finally in Luxembourg the rain lifts and but Germany it's a nice fine ride.
Still I didn't enjoy ...
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 ...
The hotel Cesar provided us with a 7 euro breakfast which was quite good. The night sleep, hadn't been too bad even though Bruno kept rolling over on my side because there was a dip in the middle! Better than that night in Bath, nine years ago.
Drove out of town and headed for Montherme. The countryside was very pretty with rolling hills, reminiscent of the tablelands. Lots of nice views to look at.
Arriving in Montherme, ...
... of them are scammers, but what if they are genuine? Isn't it a poor reflection of our religion?
Headed down to the main square to have some lunch and catch the next bus back to our hotel to meet Michael. While on the bus, we realised we would not make it back in time if we did the whole tour, so we decided to get off earlier and walk the rest of the way.
It was a fair hike to make it on time, but we got there just after five where Michael and Melinda were waiting.
In the ...
What looked like a few miles on the map turned into nearly six hours of driving. It would have been alot quicker if we had decided to remain on the toll road we had accidentally found ourselves on, which of course we didn't. Having not budgetted for such luxuries we went one junction up before coming off, paying the exhorbitant 14 euro charge and continuing on the national roads. A good thing to bear in mind for any fellow travellers is that any roads in europe starting with an ...