Well organised today, woken by the sun streaming into the window of the campervan top. Out to the showers, showered, bed made and then I was off to the shop to purchase this damn French bread which goes off in an hour and a couple of pain au raisins. We were soon packed and were off, paying as we left. Oh the barrier on exit seemed to take a little bash as we left. Seemed to appear rather sooner than I expected.
We were heading north, though the weather was improving in the south, it was also improving further north, so we were making a stop a third of the way up the country near to Macon. This time we were paying and taking the A road all the way. Most of the journey was uneventful, very windy as there were some definite lively moments as we passed trucks. And oh yes the French experience the same problems as we do on the their two lane A roads where trucks try to overtake for miles and miles. Traffic was delayed by one Spanish driver who took 10 minutes to overtake one truck. The saving grace was the overtaken truck was forced to slow down a little later when it caught up with another truck. Five minutes later the carriage way went back to three lanes!!
We arrived in Macon after four hours and found a large Carfour, bought a couple of days food and wine, and replenished the van with fuel. (nearly 100 Euros as was getting empty). The campsite was only 10 minutes away. Across the river Saone in a village called Cormoranche-sur-Saone. The site is called Base De Loisirs Camping du lac. The campsite has large individual pitches with hedges and trees separating the plots. There is a café selling bread and meals. A large lake and swimming pool as part of the lake. There is a downside, a TGV rail line nearby which is used on a regular basis with trains passing every 5 minutes or so. At least at night, I am writing this at 10.15 pm, the trains seemed to have stopped going by. Hopefully a quiet night.
The evening was cloudless, our first satellite was spotted, and the pond is a haven for bats. Importantly the mobile phone Internet connection is good. A great improvement on the Camargue!!
We are booked for three nights, let us see what there is around here. Google is suggesting some sites of interest nearby.