Back to France
Trip Start Mar 24, 2012
153Trip End Aug 25, 2012
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We called in at Combles to pick up a parcel that French Customs had decided to hang onto for two weeks before attempting to make me pay tax on it, and then after receiving my scathing email, released it and delivered it to the address where we first started.
It wasn't much of a detour actually and it was lovely to see Kate and Martin again, and as a bonus they gave us lunch.
The weather was fine and the roads were great – expensive, but worth every penny. We have way too many tolls in Australia and they pathetically charge motorcycles the same rate as a 4WD, but the roads are dreadful
The French roads are excellent so you don’t mind paying the tolls. We made great time after leaving Combles and arrived at the seaside by 4pm. The house was nice and only 50m from the beach, but unfortunately there was no internet (when they said there would be) and no TV other than the single French channel. Doesn’t bother me too much as we are only here for two days and it’ll give me a chance to be a lot more verbose without being interrupted by Facebook.
I went for a long walk into town, found the grocery store and explored the seaside haven. I missed the Tourist Info Centre by 5 minutes and also noticed that they have paid wifi, so shall visit them in the morning.
It’s 10pm now, so I’m off to watch the sun set over the ocean.