What not to do!

Yesterday we had to go to Bergerac to pick up the hire van to go and fetch our boxes from the boat in the north of France. Plan was to pick up van, pop to other side of town to pick up a couple of blow up mattresses and then hubby and eldest would head north. The 10 minute trip turned into a logistic nightmare as where we needed to go was blocked off by Tour de France road blocks as the race was arriving in that afternoon. We eventually headed out to the ring road to try to go around town rather than across which ended up with us actually on the course for a bit with people already installed everywhere. I decided to take a photo of one of the decorated bridges as it was coming closer. Bit of an opps moment as I didn’t notice the Gendarme (policeman) until I’d taken the shot (on the right) – oops!


They eventually set off an hour late only to get blocked again and having to turn around and take a different route once they hit Perigueux! Needless to say it was a late arrival! The good news is they have cleared customs, collected our gear and are on the way home 🙂