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... a glimmer of hope. A car pulls in with a young driver and his mum.
" Excusez Moi, Je Suis Australian, Je Ne Parles Pas Francias. Parles Vous Angalis?"
I ask cautiously as he is fuelling up.
"C'est va Aussie? Ohhh, yes I can help you! Do you have cash? I can put the fuel on my card and you can pay me the cash?". Oh thank you Queen of Karma, something has gone right today.
Several days ago I Googled
"excuse me, i ...
... size packs of chocolate and peanuts
2 cases of wine (ranging from pretty decent bordeaux down to 8 euro box wine - aka later to be converted to mulled wine as otherwise undrinkable).
Camped for the night in the Vallee de la Meuse very near the Belgian border and joined in a local French guy's birthday party by accident, though at least got to enjoy plenty of Belgian beer which I would have missed out on otherwise.
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, ...
... off we went out of Paris. Once again, Michael did a good job and soon we were on the highway heading for the Ardennes. Still hadn't booked a place, which we weren't too happy about. Michael was trying to please everyone. The drive was lovely through hills and wide open spaces. We took a detour through a tourist drive and looked for signs which might indicate a cabin or b & b but no such luck. Finally arrived in Charleville-Mezieres and first motel we stopped in was closed. It had the ...
... in Calais safely.
We had decided to try and get to Switzerland toll free (on the recommendation of people on the Caravan Talk forum) using the route through Belgium & Luxembourg, and as all their autoroutes are free and actually shorter than through France, it seemed like a good idea...
....until we hit roadworks near Ghent, and on choosing to use the inside lane, sat completely still ...