JOHNS POST…. From Reims to Nuit St George

 After a good nights sleep In a most unusual Aire which was part of a new housing complex and capable of taking 30 + motor homes though no services. We departed for Reims … For a change the slipping alternator belt was behaving a little better it had changed from the constant squealing of killing pigs to an occasional budgie being strangled.Our intention was check out the the cathedral .Upon arriving at the Reims Aire we found it was not gated as per the guides instructions and we could have arrived last night co-ords 49.248877 4.021291 ….48 hrs and free with all waste dumps and water. It took us about 20 minutes to stroll to the Cathedral which is a magnificent and fairly ornate structure with lots of stained glass.Susan and I strolled around both outside and inside taking lots of photos and occasionally getting in each other’s view finders. This Cathedral is well worth a visit and we think probably beats York Minster in two ways it’s bigger and more beautiful. Then a gentle stroll on a different route back to Hetty where I serviced the loo… This Aire is free and suitable for 7/8 vans . Then plumb Nuit St George into the satnav and on our much quieter way. Sally satnav proceeded to direct us through some very wooded and narrow interesting roads (up and down and twisty)on the way we saw signs of recent very heavy rain and the drizzle we occasionally saw on our way turned to bright sunshine and clear skies by mid afternoon . We passed through some very interesting hamlets and villages and the occasional VERY grand Chateaux . After about 320 Klms of driving we arrived still in sunshine at Nuit looking longingly at dozens of caves(wine vineyard off sales ) just before parking at the Aire 47.13164 4.95192 which is only suitable for average sized motor homes like Hetty and not for the gigantic monsters we have seen. It was a clear sky so I decided to fit the new thermal screens as the Aire fronts onto a road and I didn’t fancy showing my bum from our bed to the night time drivers and morning commuters, plus it may well be a cold one(night that is not bum)

Author: "Travels with Harry Hymer"

Me and Him and Hetty like adventures ..We spend most of our summers sailing Now a little elderly for big boat racing and have turned to Radio Controlled Yachting competing nationally and even internationally ..I have travelled to many countries in my other life BJ (before John)lots of Indian backpacking trips. Panning gold in the Yukon..Pacific island hopping ..Far east and so on ..John won't go to India but I managed to get him to Morocco and Sri Lanka but didn't expect a Tsunami.

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