Wednesday, 7 October 2015

To Chalons-En-Champagne

Tuesday, 6th October 2015

It has poured with rain all night, still pouring down this morning. The only upside is, it is not cold! There is no sign of this clearing anytime soon.
Just as well we plan to leave today!

We are heading for Chalons-en-Champagne, just over 100 miles north.

In addition to wondering how I am going to do the "outside bits", without getting soaked, I am also wondering, are we going to be able to get off this grass pitch, which is well and truly soaking wet, with puddles beginning to form.

The good news is, with a bit of thought, we able to get off the pitch with little difficulty.

The bad news is, no sooner are we on our way, still in the pouring rain, and we encounter our THIRD "route barre" of this trip!
We are diverted along a small road, on a five mile detour, before we rejoin the main road.

The two bright spots are:

- the signposting is good!

- we do not meet any large vehicles coming the other way!



Excitement over, we arrive at Camping de Chalons-En-Champagne, the rain has even stopped.

We find our English caravanner neighbours, from Montbard, Janice and Clive, have just arrived, after negotiating the same 5 mile diversion as ourselves, with their rather large caravan.

For a change, the UK vans are in the majority!  


Wednesday, 7th October 2015

The rain has stopped, mild and cloudy, but, also windy, so, no cycling today.
A walk into Chalons-en-Champagne. Kathleen will not do the scenic route, along the canal, on the basis "we do not know the way", no sense of adventure! 

But, I win on the way back, and we return via the canal, to make a 5.5 mile walk, with lunch in Chalons-en-Champagne.

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