Tuesday 09/09/2014

A very easy motoring day today. We have done precisely 19 miles but it has given us the opportunity to test out the satellite navigation system we have had to buy after the other one gave up the ghost on us on Sunday. This new bit of kit seems ok and the female voice has a bit of a French lilt and so far seems to know where she is taking us.
We left Talmont St Hilaire and we are now parked up on a small ACSi site at La Tranche-sur-Mer which is 12 euros a night and within a short walk to a very popular beach. The site is really good and of course this brilliant sunshine is everything we could ask for. Around us are Dutch, French, Belgians and some English and as soon as we arrived Rod came over to us and then went off to get his chair so he could sit and chat with us. Rod is another lone English bloke touring Europe in his motor home. Now what is it that makes us such good company to English people traveling on their own. Has Elaine’s Facebook pictures of all the Yorkshire Tea bags we have on board got round this quickly?
I now have to explain to anybody who has never had the experience of a French camp site just a few things we find amusing. For a start when you drive through any town or village in France you will see people walking along with a French stick under the arm. Here you will not find toilet paper in any of the toilets on French campsites. So here you see people walking with the toilet rolls under their arms…….guess where they are going. On that theme it seems quite common here to tie the toilet brush to the lavatory with a length of string. The theft of used toilet brushes must be alarming and I would have no hesitation in phoning the gendarmes if I saw anybody in the act of this dastardly crime. Hang on…….there is a chap walking by with a loaf under one and a toilet roll under the other. Perhaps he is off to the loo to have his lunch and steel a brush whilst he is there.
The beach here is mainly sandy so tomorrow we will spend our day on the beach because if it is as hot tomorrow as it has been today then a swim in the sea will be very welcoming.

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This is all about our year long meander around Europe in our motor home. It is a way of passing on what is happening, where we are and thoughts on what we have seen or done. Please comment as it is, firstly, nice to know this stuff is being read, and also tell me if there are other things you would like to hear about.

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