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Whilst at Hédé we were were aware that Poppy, our daughter, was heading off on her own motorhome adventure with partner Glyn, to the Champagne region of France. Unfortunately, her otherwise reliable 1991 Talbot Bedouin, which we’d done all our previous touring in for our first 7 years of motorhoming, developed a carburettor issue, resulting in them being towed back 5 hours to a free aire adjacent to a campsite in Dinan.
Coincidentally, after our 5,000+ mile and 11 week tour, dining in Dinan was something we were very much looking forward to the next day, so we swung by their aire and swept them off to a very nice and exellently-priced set lunch, determined to reignite their holiday feeling, which was at a low ebb given their breakdown woes. After lunch and plenty of house red at the Atypic restaurant, we headed for the lovely Place St Sauveur next to the Basilique for dessert and coffees and to sample the varied Breton music acts that happened to be performing that afternoon. That evening we enjoyed plenty of cheese and wine back at the aire.
The next day was essentially the last day of our 78 day trip, and for once we enjoyed a very quiet day doing very little other than catching up with blogging, and reading. The Talbot, affectionately named Willy by our daughter, was still in fact drivable, at modest speed, and avoiding particalarly steep hills, and so Poppy and Glyn ventured back into Dinan. Over their next week they even managed to get at far as Rennes, where they visited some of their favourite haunts.
After a final, farewell dinner on board, we said our goodbyes, as we would be heading off quite early the next morning. So, after a momentous tour for us, where we’d reached the Southern tip of Spain and saw North Africa’s Atlas Mountains, then drove the Western Spanish coast, the entire coast of Portugal and then up France’s West coast, we were soon back in our Jersey home.
Thank you for sharing another journey with us. Hopefully, there will be more adventures to follow.
Love, Michael & Sophie xx