Châteauneuf-sur-Sarthe, Wednesday 4th January 2012



Motorhome aire at Châteauneuf-sur-Sarthe

We are now at another charming little aire on the river Sarthe, just 15km north of Angers.  It only has room for 3 motorhomes, but we are the only ones here and it has free clean water and facilities to empty the grey water tank and chemical toilet.  There’s also a campsite just down the path, but it’s closed this time of year.

Last night was really windy and wet, but that didn’t stop us from going for a walk along the river bank and enjoying the lights from St Nazaire shipyard.  I understand that the weather in G.B. was pretty foul too, with 105 m.p.h. winds, trees falling and power lines damaged.  Lesley said there even was a tornado in Littlehampton, not far from home.  I haven’t heard from Pepo in Birmingham, so I hope everything is ok up there.  As always, Wales, Ireland and the north of England got the worst of it.


We headed back east this morning on the D723 to southwest of Nantes, where we joined the bypass at junction 52 north to Carquefou at j.23, where we follwed the toll road E60 (6.80 euros) east to Ancenis at J.20 and then northeast to Candé, where we bought baguette and a tartelette Panaché (mixed fruits on milfeuille).  We stopped for coffee at another small aire in the woods at Angrie and then carried on the D770 past Le Lion d’Angers, Champigné and finally Châteauneuf-sur-Sarthe.

Motorhome aire at Angrie


Adonis filled up the water tank and is now having a shower.  I’ll be next!

We have bought a selection of Indian snacks for tonight (samosas, pakoras, etc) and I am looking forward to that: easy cookin and washing up.

We’ve been having problems getting money and paying for diesel with our new Caxton card and we’ve had to use our bankcard instead, so we must sort this out when we return home.  Broglie tomorrow and Wissant on Friday night for early Saturday Eurotunnel crossing.


Motorhome aire at Châteauneuf-sur-Sarthe

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