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Awaycation France - Days 11 & 12

Holiday slipping by...

sunny 30 °C

Another lazy day reading etc. The van smells a bit funny, like dirty water. We thought it was the Thetford loo but it seems to be coming from the kitchen sink.

We don't use it very much as washing up the dishes is done on the site's facilities. I have put some boiling water down it. We need to drain the grey water rank asap and run clean water through the system.

Today we part packed up and went to the local Intermarche. Expecting no shops open on Sunday. This one of course is open until 1230 tomorrow! We have enough to last us into Monday. I almost topped up the diesel as it is €2.019 a litre. That makes it about £1.71 a litre at the current exchange rate. Maybe I'll do it on Monday.

Then back to the site. I was going to reverse into our pitch, but the sand and pine debris meant I had no traction. I dug a couple of deep holes before rolling forward and away. So I had to drive all the way round a block and turn in frontwards. Hopefully I can get out on Monday.

So what have we got planned for today? Nothing. What have we got planned for tomorrow - Day 12? Nothing .

The site we are on here at Grande Côte is more holiday camp than the site's we have been on before. It's also a lot noisier. Not just entertainment going on until 11pm, but our neighbours.

It also seems that "pitch etiquette" has gone out of the window. Or at least falling over the bright orange guy-ropes to our windbreak is in! The site had everything you need. Or maybe don't need but it's there. A bar. An assortment of shops and a couple of takeaway food kiosks. A pool.

For us we tend to do nothing but sit in the shade of the awning and read or doze. Or in my case start to think of the next adventure. The football World Cup is on and there are currently no Arsenal home games from November 13th to Christmas. I expect the UEFA Europa League will be similarly affected?

An ideal time for some winter sun? At least a chance to dream?

And so that takes us to Monday or Day 13. In Our destination is Bayeux and another municipal campsite. When I planned the stopovers I didn't realise how many were municipal sites. Generally, they are clean with few frills. So far each has been different. According to the satnavs it's about four and a half hours away. We like to stop a few times to give Reggie a break and a little walk.

We shouldn't need any more "Dogador" for Reggie as we have a kilo in the fridge and another in the freezer. So. What about a tourist stop. The weather here near Noirmoutier is supposed to be above 30 °C but cooler as we move north.

So how about Mont St Michel. It's only a short detour off the planned route. Ideal for a bit of sightseeing and maybe paddle time for Reggie? It's 271 kms from where we are. I have programmed it in as a waypoint. I can always remove it?

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Posted by InvictaMoto 13:31 Archived in France

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