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post #291 of 311 (permalink) Old 27-03-2020, 13:33 Thread Starter
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Set off yesterday with the plan to use a Park4Night site en route. We chose one near our route, just South of Barcelona, that is a motorhome storage unit. When we found it (thanks for nothing Sat Nav ) they had closed due to coronovirus! It was on an industrial estate with parking for HGV's so we spent the night there with some lorries. Only one was refrigerated so it was not too bad. Even a nice little dog walk nearby!

Roads are all really good as no cars! In France now so will use CampingCarPark sites from here on in!

I think that lorry drivers need to be told that they are supposed to stay 6ft apart. Every rest area is full of them congregating for a chat!
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Good luck with the journey Pat!
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Seconded. Good luck. Let us know if you need any help finding stopovers.
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France has extended the lockdown until at least 15th April
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Good, that might keep my wife out of the shops a little longer.

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Good, that might keep my wife out of the shops a little longer.

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ray surely she is not that bad

i have been keeping myself busy keeping away from the others on site

today i stripped out the A&W dometic awning as last year i cut the fabric off of it as it was delaminating badly

spent about 4 hours cleaning up all the kador channels in the roller and the roof edge

i cut the roof off an old tent a while ago that has a nice kador strip on it
so temporary i might see if i can fix it to the roof edge and the roller

its started to get warm here during the day and not knowing how long we must stay here it might be needed

keep safe

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Many more cars on the road in France than in Spain.

Got a short interview from the Gendarmes at a filling station. Where are we going, where have we come from. All much less threatening than the Spanish police come across. Having fretted over the documents we were required to carry and ended up hand writing several and carrying another that our campsite owner kindly gave us they did not even mention it!

On a CampingCarPark site now. Feel a bit sorry for the locals having us "foreigners" from god knows where thrust upon them.

Not going to admit exactly where we are because there was a bit of map reading error between CampingCarParks mapping being transferred to Google maps with forward planning to put into the SatNav! Suffice to say we ended up going West instead of North Chris sussed it straight away but we thought it was the sat nave trying to avoid the mountains or something. When we stopped for a toilet break we realised the error but it was too late so we are doing a little tour of the Dordogne
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The Dordogne is very nice at this time of the year, the Department starts about 10 km North of us.

Sorry, but I will not be nipping up to say "Hello" as there is no appropriate box to be ticked on the attestation .

Enjoy your brief sojourn there, sadly, IMO, tgevroas surfaces are much poorer in the Dordogne Dept than virtually any other Departmente, but still better than many UK Counties.....

Drive safely as you wend your way Northwards...... Where us your next stop going to be hopefully ?

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Glad to hear you're enjoying the journey Pat. Never mind the detour - been there, done that! What an adventure!

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Just going to put "Calais" into the sat nav and see where we end up at about 4pm. From there we will choose a suitable site to stop. As you say, Jean, it is an adventure. Just wish I could convince Chris it is not a race against the clock.
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