Well we did not have a great start to this trip as we broke down on the A14/A1 junction and caused chaos with the truckers heading for the container terminal at Felixstowe, but the lovely local traffic police towed us 500mts into a service area, and they were great about it.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Things went from bad to worse for the next 3 days with RAC attending us 5 times in 26 miles and the arranging a vehicle to take us to a garage at Toddington for repairs, the 1st truck was way too small so we ended up with this huge lowloader and that cause a problem with the local traffic in such a small village.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
We are transported to a Mercedes garage where more Diagnostic test are made resulting in an diagnose of the No.5 injector dropping and after a long wait and very expensive repair, we eventually got under way with Rina and Baza who had kindly stayed with us the whole time [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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So now we are all ready for our trip and head for the Black Horse near J11 M20 for a rest before an early start on Tuesday morning and after a quick hop through the tunnel we headed for Thomer la Sogne to meet up with Julie and Mark. Not the prettiest of places with all the trucks parking up but its free and the food in the restaurant is absolutely great, €7 for 3 courses and a bottle of vin rouge, smashing [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Next morning after a leisurely breakfast we head for Nazelles-Negron campsite for our 5 days in the Amboise area and for the Brass Band festival, and what a lovely site it is is, so quiet and peaceful and surprisingly empty of campers (no complaints there) does have one drawback and thats getting in and out as are only certain times you can get in as the entrance has a height barrier and and electronic barrier as well and they are only there for 1 hr in the morning and 2hrs at night but there is a Tel No. to call to get attention. Don't let this put you off as all can be overcome once you are booked in, the staff are very obliging and the place is a haven of tranquility and only a 10 minute bike ride from the hustle of Amboise.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
So thats it for now, I will continue as and when the mood gets me and I will put all the pics in the gallery at a later date.