Last night was the best nights sleep ever, a couple of cars came and went, mainly joggers using the disused railway line – a couple of guys last night took just over 5 mins for their run – and one guy this morning took a perfectly timed 30 mins, typical as Ant desperately needed a pee at the time!
We pretty much got up, cleaned teeth, had a brew (of course) and left. Drove about 2 hours in a southerly direction and noticed that Bee’s tappets (whatever they are) sounded like they needed checking. So we agreed to find a campsite and stay for a couple of days whilst Ant adjusted them.
Figure 4 remembrance ceremony through EvronWe went through the Normandie Maine forest – beautiful, thick, dark, and mysterious. Then went on through to Pre-en-Pail which we had ear-marked on the map as a good place to stop, but unfortunately the campsite there was closed still. Onwards to Bais … same story… closed!! By now the stomach was calling, and the sun was lost amongst some pretty black clouds. So we continued south to Evron and although our arrival at the campsite here was delayed by a road closed for a remembrance ceremony with marching band, we have now settled in under the friendly guidance of a very hungover ‘Manu’ who has been up half the night drinking rum with his buddy from the mountains whom he hadn’t seen for 6 months. Know that feeling – at least we don’t have to work after our hangovers anymore!Ant is now sorting out the tappet things and the dinner is waiting patiently to be eaten. Today’s lesson : Never rush a man when he has his tools out!
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins