Despite it being quiet last night, neither of us slept particularly well. Tintin was up at about 3am asking where his plink, plink fizz (solphadeine for the uninitiated) was, and his voltarol - he had a headache stemming from neck ache. On the plus side it meant we heard some owls ‘talking’.
This morning we walked back to the other carpark - but no market going on, so found a boulangerie and prepared to drive again.
I drove first, for nearly two hours before having lunch. Tintin took over for the next couple of hours. We stopped off in Aubusson and serviced Dave whilst we had the chance. When I say ‘serviced’ - what I mean is draining the grey water (from shower and sinks), emptying the black water (Tintin emptying the toilet cassette!) and filling up with water so we have about 100 litres. This can last about three days with both of us showering daily, all the water for tea and coffee! - plus washing up after each meal. However, if we’re going somewhere that’s unlikely to have free services, or even any services - we do try to top up so we never have to just drive to find services.
Very different roads today, more windy and up and down - not too busy. However, I wasn’t that happy driving through Limoges. Huge place, so many traffic lights, lots of traffic (would be worse on a weekday!), a bit of a complicated system - Tintin thought the person who times and co-ordinates all the traffic lights did very well! When he was driving, the road we should have been driving on just didn’t exist! We followed a diversion - the first French one that actually took us to where we needed to be!
We arrived at the big car park for Puy du Dôme and in our hurry to get going, forgot to turn the gas on (glad to report that after 4 hours away, everything in the freezer is still frozen - phew! - especially as I’ve cooked and frozen 6 lots of chopped up chicken, and a couple of chilli and spag bol meals!