Friday, 11 September 2015

Nevers to Chalon-sur-Soane (Kathleen 1 Sat Nav 0)

Friday 11th September 2015

Not a pleasant journey.
The Sat-Nav plotted a route via excellent free motorway and (mostly) dual carriageway.

Kathleen plotted a route which was approximately 30 miles shorter.

Kathleen's route was the middle one, in grey on the map on the left.

127 miles of map rustling complaints. Then, to cap it all, just short of Chalon-sur-Soane, on the sat-nav route, there were major road works, the road was closed and a diversion in place.

In true French style, there was only one diversion sign, ie the one directing you off the main road, after that, you were on your own.

Of course, there was no way (without live traffic data) to foresee this last bit of bad luck, but, definately Kathleen 1, Sat Nav 0.
Eventually, we arrive, at lunch time.

The good news is, the site (Camping Du Pont de Bourgogne) is excellent, 

The weather is superb, clear blue sky, a sunny 24C.

All set up, lunch, a pleasant stroll into Chalon-sur-Soane, which appears to be an interesting and lively place.

Churches found, mass times determined, it looks like we will be here until Monday at least.

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