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... a couple of Ski stations on the way, Fromagal being the highest at 2600mts. We went past lakes, along the bottam of valleys, skirted the peaks and parked next to banks of snow on the way. Quite a trip.
Lourdes- a mad place, described as 'Blackpool with nuns' by my good friend Dean which sums it up nicely. The shops are groaning & heaving with statues, crosses, snowglobes, cherubs on a rope, bottles for 'holy water', minature grotto scenes,anything you can think of ...
... everything up! Oh well, plenty of time yet.
Sunday February 8th
Didn't realise we'd stayed at the hotel hosting the international door banging contest last night, but it appears we had. The French team definitely won.
Left Calais and set off to Belgium. Poor Calais, does anyone stay longer than the one night? Even if you put two nights into Expedia it automatically reverts back to one. Had an ...
... lost in the maze of walkways, lanes, roundabouts and paths. Really! Everything is bordered by hedges that must be 3 to 4 metres high. Very relaxing none the less although by the end of the morning we were ready for a table, chairs, food and drink. These we found in the market square area of the city and after demolishing baguettes and soft drinks trekked back to Le Van and a rest. Tomorrow we heigh-ho for Amiens – it was going to be Rouen but the only city campsite ...
... trip back from Melbourne
Violet Town 113 km
Wodonga 228 km
Sydney 689 km
An hour later I find a Shell where I can fuel & check a real, old fashioned printed map I had picked up. I'm now in Wellin, and about 100 km north from where I should be, in Charleville-Mezieres. Bugger.
A check on the maps shows the E42 about a half hour north, and it runs west across Belgium to Dunkirk, which is about ...
....and so we are almost back on UK soil yet again.....this time for a good while most likely (our bank manager would probably agree!!). We've been slightly messed about this week by our future potential landlady who has 'changed her mind' about renting hr place in general and so we now hve a week to find somewhere new! Little annoying and a shame as we liked the place we had found and it wasd in the right area. Ah well, shall get ...