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Lunch stop

After a good night sleep, I know now there are no trains during the night.

I get our breakfast, make us coffee. Well I want to surprise New Zealand with a pot of coffee too, but then, they might drink tea in the morning: dilemma… solved because they don’t wake up (before we are gone that is).

Our Dutch neighbours help us turning the caravan behind the car and we are off to destinations unknown. (that sounded nice, and it is mostly correct if you bear in mind that only Miss. Eva knows where we will be going and that we can still change our mind during the trip)

I plan the trip to go by route nationale, without toll and with the time penalty for taking the scenic route.

New place

The road works from yesterday are not done yet and it takes us 1 hour to drive 25 km. (it would have taken us the same way and time to get to a toll route!) After 25 km, the roads becomes ‘normal’ again and we can drive for another 150 km, then we take a lunch break next to the road. The view is stunning: no tree in sight, square miles of wheat or rye.

After a while we come to our camping Du Lac des Varennes in Marçon. The manager is a very friendly man, very patient in speaking French, maybe hoping he will not need to speak English?: ) (his wife does without hesitation) He proposes a place, and it is great: Sun and shadow are around, the caravan is in the shade for the hottest hours, YES!

We are very near a lake, between trees. Birds of all feather visit us where we sit, and the silence is enormous!! (except for the whispering of the trees and the irritating hornblowing of French that are going to have a party)

We have nice neighbours to the left (Dutch:) and English to the right. They are from a motorclub, so they must be o.k., we will find out.

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Lunch stop
Lunch stop
New place
New place
other angle
other angle
Grüner Punkt
Grüner Punkt
Mistletoe, but no girls to kiss
Mistletoe, but no girls to kiss
except for these ugly ducklings
except for these ugly ducklings
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photo by: huibdos