We ended up spending 6 days at the motorhome aire in Condom, as it is in such a charming spot by the park, river and canal, providing lovely long walks with Beano and yet only a 20-minute walk into the town. We had water and emptying facilities and it is all free, amazingly. It is supposed to be for a 3-day maximum stay, but this time of year it is quieter and, although the Gendarmes came round everyday, they didn’t seem bothered about it.
While we were there, we had the wonderful and much-awaited news of the completion on the sale of our house in Bognor Regis, so we are now officially homeless, just living in our comfortable house on wheels for now until we feel like settling down again somewhere. But for time being, we are going to complete this year of travel through Europe and by next summer we might have a better idea of what we are going to do.
To celebrate this momentous event, we went out for a meal at the best restaurant in town called Le Sarment, only a short walk from the aire, and we were very impressed by the quality of the food and very happy with our choice. Prior to our meal, we had a glass of the local apéritif, Floc de Gascogne, which I had never had before, but it won’t be the last time.
We also did a bit of sightseeing and shopping, including a telescopic ladder, for we seem to have developed a small leak above the bed and we had to borrow one whilst at Moissac’s aire in order to find out where it was coming from and fix it with sealant and then we thought it might wise to invest on our own ladder. It is great because it folds down very small and is very lightweight and easy to carry in the trailer. Luckily, the leak has been fixed, as we have had some very heavy showers lately, but no dripping on bed from above!!!!
After being so impressed by Moissac’s weekend market, we wanted to try the one in Condom on Sunday, but this is much smaller with fewer stalls and it didn’t take long to go round. Still, we bought some delicious cheese and a roasted joint of ham for dinner: Sunday roast for a change!
We left Condom Monday morning and had a day stop-over at the pretty marina at Buzet-sur-Baïse and, even though the services had been closed for the winter, we were allowed to stay.
We arrived at this gorgeous site at Navarrosse, north end of Biscarrosse, at midday yesterday. We absolutely love it here and intend to stay a few days. We are right by the marina at the south end of Etang de Cazaux et de Sanguinet and have already enjoyed a couple of relaxing walks through the pine woods and along the sandy beach. This morning, we cycled into town to arrange for some post to be delivered for us at the Post Office using the Post Restant service and the chap who served us was very friendly and helpful, so hopefully, we will receive our post here soon.
It was a very frosty morning (2C) and my hands were going numb while cycling through the woods into Biscarrosse, so I might need to crochet myself some mittens again, as we put our heavy winter gear in storage in the UK. Still, we’ll be going south into Spain and Portugal next week for the mid bleak winter, so hopefully, it will warm up a bit.