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Published: September 9th 2013
We are nearly as far west as we can be in this time zone and the daylight is now coming considerably later than what we had been used to. And this morning it appears to be even later as the tall trees are dense enough to block out the first rays. With all the various coloured foliage there was a weird silvery light when we looked out the porthole that is the bedroom window in the mobile home. To add to the subdued light there are so few people staying in this vast camp and most seem to like to sleep in so it is very quiet with no road noise as the camp location is a kilometre away from the busiest road.
We thought we would get by with just a sheet and a blanket on the bed during the night but we both woke at 5am noticing just how cold it had got overnight. This was way too early to be awake so we turned on the heater and put two more blankets on to get back to sleep. It worked and by the time we woke again a couple of hours later the mobile home as toasty.
We decided today was going to be one for relaxation and administration as we have travelled quite a distance since the last break we had from sightseeing and driving. So there is not a lot further to report on today.
We found the local supermarket just before 1pm and the place was crazy with people everywhere. By the time we had wandered around and filled the grocery needs plus wine, of course, and got to the checkout the place was almost empty. We wondered whether the place was going to close at 1pm like most businesses do until late afternoon. But checking the times on the door on the way out it wasn’t that so we deduced that it was just that locals do their shopping before 1pm and then go home to do whatever they do until 4pm/4.30pm.We still can’t used to the idea of closing down for 3 hours or so and then staying at work until 6.30pm as many businesses do.
We got the washing up to date back in the mobile home and spent the rest of the afternoon reading and enjoying the peace and quiet.
With little activity during the day we thought we better get some exercise before dinner and so walked the campgrounds to check out how many people there were actually staying in the camp and we were about right on our estimations of 10 or so of the estimated 300 mobile homes.
It was clearly the end of the season for as we passed the 3 shops at the entrance, one was closed and shuttered up and the other two were emptying their stock.
So it was a quiet day all round but tomorrow we will head north for Saint Nazaire to check out the sights and whatever we come across on the way there and back.Here’s hoping our backs are ready for the hard bed!
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