Travelled: 272 kilometres from Dole to Col de la Croix Fry, France
Visited: Manigold and Col de la Croix Fry.
Stayed: Across the road from the kind lady who let us stay here for 3 nights, free.
We have had a restful evening, parked in the leisure centre aire on the outskirts of Dole. But we are up early as we have a long drive today. 7am seems like a respectable time to take the Hymer over to the service point and do the business. With everything in good order we take the D475 south to avoid the tollway.
The road is empty and we make good time other than slowing for the villages and the 50 kph limits. Other than a long days drive we need to find LPG or GPL as the french call it, diesel and a supermarket. We spot a Total service station just short of Bourg-en-Bresse and fill with €32 of GPL. The price of diesel and gas is significantly more expensive than last year. Have heard people muttering that Macron has imposed an additional 20p per litre tax on all fuels. Mind you we have not filled with LPG/GPL since the Orkneys more than three weeks ago.
At Bourg-en-Bresse we make the painful decision to take the A40 tollway. Acording to our GPS its saves 40 minutes of grinding the Hymer up steep hills and descent. So for the next 90 minutes we drive the A40, it’s magnificient.
We exit the tollway and travel the last 40 kilometres on the D1508. Our A40 experience costing us €13.60, probably euros well spent.
Our drive through Annecy is anything but pleasant, taking us 30 minutes to pass the centre-ville. Being France’s Bastille Day the equivalent to our Australia day, there is no point getting excited. We hit the Lidl supermarket before continuing along the shores of Lac d’Annecy.
On one of my scooter adventures I spot an Aussie flag on a motorhome and meet a couple from nearby Bangor and stop to have a chat. Anyway our little group expands every now and then by another motorhome as someone manages to cram in.
Anyway Ritchie Porte is out, so we decide we will cheer on anyone who says ‘gooday mate’ as they pedal past….