Everything seems the same as it usually does, we haven't used motorways yet nor do we intend to, there was a police presence crossing the Pyrenees but didn't stop us but he stopped a Spanish car in front, we'll just carry on and hope for the best. Stay safeI've got to ask:
Are most things operating as normal up there? Any restrictions to note?
You've probably seen that it appears the Mayenne region has problems and facing a possible lockdown again - and we gleaned that from the UK FO Travel Advice website, so believable.
Without significant detours, it's en-route for us but should be easy enough to pass through and hide in Normandy for another day.
Another gem from yesterday and our lunch stop:
Just over the border into France, we rolled into the camper slots of an Aire on the Peage. Poor parking layout (the allocated slots made access for the trucks difficult) but a nice new coin-in-the-slot service station for Camping Cars.
In the next slot to us was a French camper with four adults. I promise I wasn't being a curtain twitcher, their volume and vivacity meant they just couldn't be ignored. Out came all the tables and chairs, the baguettes, meat, cheese, etc, etc - and large glasses of Pastis and red wine. The Pastis in particular was being enjoyed by the men, amid increasing joy and hilarity. A very cheery sight of folk enjoying a break outdoors.
The only disconcerting bit was the fact that having finished their repast and packed everything away they didn't indulge in the usual snooze after a meal, they drove away, Pastis-fuelled and happy - one of the men at the wheel.
We made sure they had a good head start.......................