The Last Dash

It’s been a tough decision to make but a few weeks ago we decided to end “chapter 1” of our trip earlier than planned and head back to the UK. Our original intention was to be away from the UK for a year, however several things have transpired in the meantime that have led us…

Family Reunion in Carnac

We consider ourselves very privileged to be able to travel like this, if there is one downside it’s that we have to go without seeing friends and family for long periods of time, therefore when we found out that Paul’s brother David, his wife Susie and our 2 beautiful nieces Ruby & Olivia had booked…

Further flavours of France

August 2016 Our next destination was les Sables d’Olonne which has a paid for aire (46.497288-1.775243) near to the centre at 15.4o euro per night it was more expensive than we’d been used to paying and actually although it had electric points (if you were lucky enough to get one) it didn’t have any views so…

Island Life – Ile D’Oleron

After a brief conflab we decided to head across the bridge from the mainland to Ile D’Oleron the largest of Frances islands other than Corsica. We headed near to the top of the island and parked on a free aire at La Bree Les Bains (46.00827 1.356998). It was the most picturesque parking spot but…

Searing temperatures in St George

11th – 14th August 2016 Ok, Ok I know we’re bragging about the weather again, but I’m sure you’ve never written a postcard from overseas and bragged that the weather is crap. When it is we just say it quietly or ignore it altogether, however if you read the blog avidly you will know we…

A visit to Cognac & we didn’t touch a drop

7th & 8th August 2016 Having arrived in Cognac on Sunday morning we were lucky to get the last parking place in the aire which is free to park on and very central (45.666733 0.07014). The sun was beating down so we headed out into town for a look around. As it was Sunday nothing…

A Sobering Reminder

6th August 2016 Free aire 2 euro for water  (GPS 45.934722 1.0275) Our next stop was at the truly moving village of Ordour Sur Glane, left exactly as it was after the whole population was massacred by SS troops during the 2nd world war. On 10 June 1944, the village in then Nazi occupied Fracne was destroyed, when…

Our French Adventure Continues

26th July – 5th August With our friend Shona having left now we made a plan to move on ourselves the following day. There was a small aire not far from Nice airport so we thought that we would go there for one night then decide our onward journey once there. After stopping on route…

Plotting a route to Antibes for our next visitor

15th – 25th July 2016 Weather mainly hot and sunny late 20’s to mid 30’s We awoke on the 15th July to the very sad news of the attacks on the Nice Bastille day celebrations, after answering texts from concerned friends and relatives we reflected on our own plans as had there have been a…

Enchanted with St Remy De Provence

12th – 15th July 2016 I have a confession to make – I really don’t know what has happened to my ability to make decisions in the last few months. The actual facts are that I don’t even need to make difficult decisions just what we are going to do next, which route we will…

The plan is there is no plan

3rd July 2016 – 10th July 2016   After just one night at the Cavaleire we made tracks again heading in the direction of the Milau Viaduct and onwards towards the Gorges of Tarn. We had taken care beforehand and googled the route as we knew there were some low overhangs and tunnels cut into…

Getting Acquainted with France

Carcasonne   Weather 33 degrees sunny and humid with a heavy shower After 5 nights together we waved Au Revoir to Diane and Keith and made our way to Carcasonne, a place we had heard and read much about, but never experienced. When we arrived in Carcasonne though we found the aire which is shown…