We arrived at this site yesterday and the price of fuel was €1.08 I filled up today and the price was €1.13. After talking to some of today's arrivals there are lots of problems all over Brittany and all the way to Calais. If you find a garage with fuel some say they had to show their passports and were then only allowed to buy 20 litres. In Paris people are queuing for an hour then being restricted to the amount they can buy. Even on the motorways there are queues to get onto the service areas. Anyone coming over should fill up at their departure points in England.
Can't say I blame you. Apparently the strikes have been called off for now but will resume next week. We will enjoy our trip, it will be hard to bear if we can't get back on 1st July as planned as we would miss our Granddaughters 2nd birthday but will catch up afterwards. I don't see how the French Government can hold out for to long as it will have a big effect on their economy especially other the Euros Football being played here. They would have a multi million euro loss which they can't afford.
At the moment it is 24c in the awning. It is breezy down on the beach but we are sheltered we have had rain but only a bit. It is forecast sun cloud and showers over the next few days. We will just get on and enjoy ourselves and not let the weather mess anything up.
Just a word of warning to those about to set off for France, or those returning to the ports - large parts of northern France from Vierzon north, right up to the Pas de Calais, have been subject to severe flooding in the last twenty four hours. At the moment there is no access from Orleans to Paris on ANY of the normal routes. The autoroutes are blocked, and people are being rescued from their cars.
We've driven up today from the Aude, and gone right through the floods. We have come to so many Route Barree signs - and despaired of getting to our overnight Chambre d'Hote. Fortunately it seemed to be situated on the only spot of high ground between Orleans and Vierzon, so eventually we got here. The lovely people offered to make us a meal as we didn't want to go out again.........!
Take care everyone - the campsites at Salbris, Nouan le Fuzelier, and Lamotte Beuvron are all either under water, or inaccessible, as are parts of the Pas de Calais region.
Quite how we'll get back to Calais tomorrow, we're not sure, but I'll report on our progress tomorrow or Thursday!
The forecast for our 'home village' in the Aude for this weekend is uninterrupted sunshine, and temperatures rising to thirty-eight degrees! Unfortunately we shall be at our home village in Yorkshire, where no doubt the rain will catch up with us!
I hope the Calais region is not too bad as we will be going through there on Saturday morning.
Elnagh Clipper 90.......... Real Names Mike & Hazel