Slightly more leisurely start to the day this morning. We woke slightly later so breakfast was at around 9:30am.
We decided that we would use a parking place close to the Vet tonight so we needed to service the van this morning. We paid our €3 at the bar and sat and waited for the chap to come and unlock the barrier. We waited and waited and eventually Tina went in and reminded him ans shortly after that he came out. Soon we were on the road. It was 10:30am
We had around 400km to travel to the outskirts of Leucate. Later in the afternoon we came up to the border with France & Spain. In the past this has been a formality to drive straight through…not today. All the traffic was being diverted past a Police presence very slowly. I assume that they must make the odd check of a suspicious vehicle. Fortunately it wasn’t us today. We are now in France.
Not long and we are pulling into the parking area. It has some travellers already ensconced with mains water taken from some locked public toilets and mains electric stolen from the adjacent electric boxes. There is a washing machine available to all which has water and electric all plumbed in. No wonder they have new vehicles and caravans.
We changed the crossing date tonight to Monday and had to pay a supplement…. It’s good to know we will be back home to everything that’s familiar.
Tomorrow after the Vet visit we will turn north and head for Calais. We will have three days to make Calais.