Saturday 12 May 2018 - Day 69
Not much to write about, as it’s been torrential rain all day. Given the weather we drove a little further north, ignoring one aire that was very isolated, to the town of Confolens. The plan was to stay on the aire, however with the rain, we decided to stay on the ACSI campsite next to it, right by the river. For only €5 more than the aire we’re on a lovely grass pitch overlooking the river, with electricity, wifi and hot showers. Furthermore, on the way through the town and almost at the campsite we spotted a ‘real’ fish and chip shop - yay! This afternoon was spent chilling, catching up online, doing some accounts and watching some TV series. I walked up to the chippy when it opened this evening. It’s run by English people, with even the menu in English - no French translations anywhere. But the fish and chips were excellent, the best we’ve had since a trip to Seahouses in Northumberland when we first retired last year. It’s going to be a bit chilly tonight I think, so time for a brew, shut the van door and get the TV back on! It’s a shame it’s too rainy to look around the town, which looks quite interesting, with a wide variety of individual shops. Catching up with others around Continental Europe, this pattern of one sunny and one rainy day seems to be affecting everywhere.