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Awaycation France - Day 3

This campsite is more tranquil until the devil dog takes a dislike to something; someone cycling past. A pigeon maybe in a tree. Then he barks!

Overnight there was more rain until the early hours. Accompanied by distant thunder. So we were up later than necessary and then again a few times in the night for his usual "bathroom" sessions. Tired. We are on holiday it's supposed to be relaxing.

We checked in about 1000 and all we have to do now is pay the local tax. It's only a few euros. The showers and loos are close enough for a night visit, and are clean and perfectly serviceable. When I needed a visit. The loo with the men's urinal was locked. The other must be for ladies as there are no stand-up loos. Needs must as they say.

We were late leaving for another trip to the shops. If we had more storage space in Suki we could do a big shop. Maybe see when the wine cellars are open whilst we are here.

First stop was the local Carrefour Market. It was next to a Lidl. Got what we wanted. Stuff for a couple of evening meals and lunch. Some ham, cheese, Saint Nectaire Fermier this time. And of course some beer and coffee.

Then we set off. The idea to find somewhere nice to have a picnic and give Reggie a walk. He missed out yesterday in the teeming rain.

We headed for Chateau de Meursault. Maybe get a wine tasting and picnic. The castle is undergoing renovation so we had to park a long way off. It was approaching 27 °C so after a short walk we decided to give it a miss.

It looks a really nice village.

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Once we aborted the mission we set off along the D947 towards Chagny and beyond. We saw a sign for Aire de Rully. Just before it I saw a sign to the chateau of the same name. Off we went. Into a village then a sign said there was no entry except deliveries. With no room to turn a nearly 6m long vehicle around we chanced it. It narrowed into a paved but bumpy track. We could see on the Satnav that it was going to rejoin the D947. To our relief it came out in the Aire. Phew.

We stopped at one of the picnic benches. Further along was a Polish van with its curtains drawn. We had some of the bread and meat we had bought. Not the most luxurious and scenic of picnic spots....

On the way back to the site we dropped in at the Lidl for bottled water. Four bottles. With it in the mid-twenties we need load of water. We can't always rely on the tank onboard Suki for water.

Once back. With Reggie's habit of barking at cycles passing we out up the new windbreak. Easy enough but the first time a little PITA!

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After a tea and cake, followed by beer and nuts, we had dinner. Pasta and pesto washed down with another Kronenbourg.

Tomorrow? Day 4 and a third over night camp, this time in the Auvergne bear Murat.

Posted by InvictaMoto 19:30 Archived in France

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