We traveled to the rally this morning. Somehow we seemed to lose Mike & Jenny after we filled with fuel. Did some shopping and then went into the rally. Mike was already there however they needed to go shopping soon after we arrived. There were already most of the other MCC vans in place.
I continue to feel unwell and finally on Thursday I was persuaded to call an ambulance. Three burly guys came into the van and soon whisked me off to the hospital together with one of our party who could speak french on my behalf. I was examined and finally released with a prescription. On the way back to the site in the taxi we tried to get the prescribed medicines only to find it was another back holiday. At this point I do wish that the UK had remained Catholic because Europeans have an awful lot of bank holidays.
When we got back to site Tina was taken to an emergency chemist some 15 miles away by on of the locals who had his car available. I have to say I was extremley well treated by everyone.
When we got to Orange I was able to get my emails only to learn that a good friend had passed away. There had been no indication given to us that he had been that ill even though he had been diagnosed with cancer. Tina and I decided quite early on that if it was practical we would try and get home for the funeral.
Saturday night saw everyone attend the gala dinner with dancing etc. The meal was OK but expensive none the less. We have now decided that we are to leave on Sunday and not take part in the prolongation. The funeral had been organised for Thursday May 23rd which gave us enough time to return north to the port