It's 10 days since my last update, how time flies when having fun. Forgot to mention, before the fridge packed in at Le Man's the arm fell off one of the Aguti seats at Ouistraham (I now know how they're attached
) a very nice Citroen dealer in Argentan extracted the broken bolt and provided a new one free of charge
From Le Mans we continued in the Orleans direction where we stayed in the Aire at Meung Sur Loire. On the way I noticed that the Aircon had only two settings, off and icy hurricane. It turned out the resistor thing which provides speeds 1,2&3 had expired. Aftet visiting half a dozen FIAT other dealers (Peugeot & Citroen) a FIAT dealer in Orleans provided the replacement which I fitting myself. While in the area we visited Chateau de Chombord a definite must see when there.
After that it was onward south staying at St. Amand Montrond where we enjoyed midsummer celebrations at a local bar/restaurant.
Saturday 22nd. It was the spa town of Neris-les-Bains where we stayed on the Aire outside the campsite for €8 including ehu, shower and toilet.
Last night we stayed on the free Aire at Egletons, tonight we are at Rodez.
The route is providing some spectacular views and ancient towns and villages as we are choosing toll free D roads. Being in the Massif Central there is a lot of use being made of 3rd. gear both going up and down hill
average speed being a leisurely 50 kph when taking into account the 30kph limit in most villages and towns.
One of the highlights was a portion of today's drive along the D1120 from Tulle to Aurillac and onwards on the D920 towards Rodez. The route included some terrific high points and the spectacular Gorges du Lot. A drive not for the fainthearted or anyone pulling a trailer or toad.
Bye for now