After a quick coffee/tea/walk in the pet exercise area (different party members had different priorities) it was time to disembark from the ferry. The journey to Juvigny-Le-Tertre was nice and easy (despite Simon missing a turn-off). Even with stops for loos, walks, headlight deflectors and fuel it, the party was in Juvigny for midday. The highlight of the journey was crossing the Seine on the Pont de Normandie.
As they were early for the gite, they made a quick stop at the house to turn on power and water. There was also a late breakfast of pain au raisin, pain au chocolate or dog food, depending on preference. B would have gone for the pain au chocolate but made do with dog food.
B gave the garden his seal of approval by charging up and down, making up for a day and a half in the car and on the ferry. Then onto the gite which is about a mile down the road to Juvigny. Everything is down from Juvigny! P made a lunch of soup and baguette – always a good choice. Simon and his mum went shopping while P & B walked up the hill to the house to get bedding together for the gite.
A nice tea of young sole washed down with a bottle of sparkling Loire made a pleasant end to the day – even though French tv wasn’t showing the England v Uruguay game as free to air.