Her recall is pretty good (normally
) but I am pretty sure that we have a local hare that lures the dog into the free range chicken unit by ducking under the fence and laughing as the dog gets zapped! Our Romanian rescue fell for it too!
Anyways we made our way to the tunnel, clutching Georgia tight, only to find it was delayed. This put our schedule out and we spent the night in a village car park rather than the camp site we were headed for West of Rouen. All the stress was still pumping and I start to get very fed up with the whole idea. I didn't sleep well and Chris never sleeps well if we wild camp so two grumpy people set off for the next stage of the journey.
Then the wonderful people on here helped us out with the CampingCarPark nudge that I needed. We stopped for lunch and did a bit of searching and found a site at Lisburn. It was beside a large lake so Georgia got a nice walk and it was safe and quiet for us to sleep well. I have documented elsewhere that it is very tight fit for large vehicles.
Next stop was on the Atlantic coast at a nice little site in Labenne Ocean. It is set in woodland not far from the sea. The trees give shelter from any strong winds but you can just about hear the waves. We were treated to some owl noise the first night which we are quite used to.
A lovely walk the next day found us at a beautiful, unspoilt, beach for Georgia to have a romp. I did risk her off lead as I think that rogue hare was still in Norfolk! We were a bit shocked to encounter a hunter complete with gun and gundog! It made the next couple of walks a bit nerve wracking. His dog had a bell round its neck to protect it from being shot but we were sans bell!
We decided on a rest day here and went on some longer walks. We thought we were safe from New Years Eve noise but the firework noise still reached us and the wolves in a nearby zoo (we hoped) were howling along with what sounded like a rave going on in the woods! We would, however, return to this site if we come back the same way.
The nose of the truck is pointing towards Zaragoza and the campsite suggested by GMJ (thankfully open!). Weather cold but fine so far.