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Awaycation France - Day 13

sunny 33 °C

0800

Today we eventually turn east and head for the next to last stop at the municipal campsite on the outskirts of Bayeux. We have both seen the tapestry before so having Reggie with us won't hinder that.

Looking at the map book a lot of the trip will be on dual carriageway and toll-free motorway. I have left the first waypoint in the satnav as Mont St Michel. I have been before back in about 1985. Then we couldn't get across to the mount as they had some festival that tourists and especially those on motorcycles weren't invited to attend!

Maybe this time we will be lucky. The overall journey is going to be around 375 Kms in the day. Hopefully we can be away early from here!

1100

Filled up with diesel at €1.939 and bought some vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. This is for the waste water (grey) as it is ponging again. First stop at a roadside are after less than 25 miles to run it through with hot water as per the wisdom of the world. Let's see eh!

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1300

Another stop. Bit of a cockup went to a "village étape" and couldn't find anything. Came back to main road and ended up going back towards Nantes again to turn around. About 10 miles wasted. Although there was a services on that stretch.

Stopped for a coffee and a 🍰. Reggie pee break. Very hot still.

1430

We did it again! Yep. Another damned "village étape". This one had a camping-car service area on the sign. Here we are in Tremblay, some distance off the A84 and we have found it! Not quite nearby as you might expect with it posted on the motorway sign!

Yay! Grey water drained.

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Now on the slower road to Mont St Michel!

1515

Arrived at Mont St Michel. What the? I last went in the mid-80's. Ride up. Park by causeway walk across. If they let you and there wasn't some ticket-only festival taking place!

Now. Massive car parks and shuttle buses! Decided to give that a miss. Fired off a few long distance photos. Claire did the same. Then we wended our way out of the place. Then as if by luck we spotted a biscuiterie! And pulled in. The camping-car parking has a great view of the Mont!!

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The biscuits are pretty decent too!

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There is limited parking as they obviously don't want their car park filled with people gawping and not spending. We did our bit for the local economy.

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The temp gauge sender is a little blog in the bottom of the driver's side mirror. When we got back from coffee and buying biscuits it registered this:

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🫣😱😮🌞🌞🌞

1755

Arrived Bayeux campsite.

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We have a nice plot within easy walking distance of loos and facilities. WiFi supposed to be available but can't connect. Loads of British here as you would expect in Normandy with the Battle of Normandy museum and monument nearby. The Tapestry of course is here and the D-Day landing beaches close too.

Tonight we will pretty much do nothing. We have food and there is a McDonald's a few hundred yards up the road outside if we get that desperate. Saying that, their 99p (at home) coffee is as good as any other outlet and much cheaper!!!

Dinner? Bread and cooked meats and cheese.

Total distance today is about 380 kilometres.

Tomorrow?

We have Reggie's vet appointment at 3pm in Abbeville.. It's 48 hours before arrive back in the UK. The timings for the worming is between 24 and 120 hours before setting paws on UK soil.

Posted by InvictaMoto 17:59 Archived in France

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