Camping Lac de Carouge, St Pierre d’Albigny, Savoie, Friday 2nd August 2013

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Lac de Carouge

Stunning  Lac de Carouge

 

 It is hard to believe we’ve been going for 4 weeks already! But it’s wonderful to think we still have another 4 to go!!! Yipeeee!

 

Enjoying a meal with John and Julie

Enjoying a meal with John and Julie at Lathuile

 

We spent 3 days at the aire in Lathuile in the end, as Julie and John texted us saying they were coming that way too and we thought it would be wonderful to see them again. They arrived on Wednesday afternoon, so we enjoyed a couple of days in their company and had dinner with them last night.

 

Quaint and beautiful Annecy

Quaint and beautiful Annecy

 

Stunning Annecy

Stunning Annecy

 

Yesterday morning, we took the bus from outside camping le Polé to Annecy for only €3.50 each and just 35 minutes ride. We had a marvellous morning and lunch in that picturesque town, with its canals, old bridges , houses and charming streets, full of just about every kind of shop and restaurant to tempt you inside. We were very happy just to stroll around town, through the gardens and by the lake before enjoying a beer in one of the many café-bars, followed by lunch at the very popular Le Pont Morens, where we had the local speciality of Tarteflette, made of boiled potatoes, bacon and cheese sauce, and a quiche, accompanied by wine ‘de la maison’.

 

Quaint and beautiful Annecy

Quaint and beautiful Annecy

 

As the buses back to Lathuile were not very frequent, we opted for the 2.15 back (the next one was after 5 pm!) and went back to the lake for a swim.

 

Quaint and beautiful Annecy

Quaint and beautiful Annecy

 

Soon after we got back to the motorhome aire, Julie and John arrived from their cycle ride to Annecy (just over an hour) and enjoyed the rest of the evening with them.

 

Annecy

Annecy

 

Annecy

Annecy

 

This morning, we had a bit of a problem with our awning as it would not shut properly on the left (front of van) side, so we had to fiddle with it for a while until it was more or less acceptably shut, but this is something we must look into properly a.s.a.p.

 

Annecy

Annecy

 

A different way to get around in Annecy

A different way to get around in Annecy

 

So we said goodbye again to J & J through FB, Motorhome Facts Forum, and other social media and set off to Albertville on the D1508 and D1212 to stock up on supplies. From there, it was just a short drive south west on D1090 to St Pierre d’Albigny. We were here for 11.30 am, early enough for a swim in this much cooler lake de Carouge, but very soothing still in this heat (35 ºC today). We were lucky again to find a pitch in the shade and the campsite is nice and quiet with direct access to the lake and wonderful and clean shower and washing facilities, as we have been accustomed to. It cost us ₤25 for the night, with electricity, to be paid in advance.

 

The cooling Lac de Carouge

 Enjoying a swim at the cooling Lac de Carouge

 

Tomorrow, we are hoping to go to a France Passion cherry farm south west of here, between Grenoble and Valence, and we’ll be using the motorway (E70/A41) for an easy drive.

 

 

Our shaded and generous pitch at Camping Lac de Carouge

Our shaded and generous pitch at Camping Lac de Carouge

 

 

6 responses »

  1. HI I have been following all your posts on my Asus android. We are new to motorhoming and the use of Aires since following your blogs. At the present moment we are in the French pyranees having sailed to Bilbao and used an Aire in northern Spain. Unfortunately I still work so can’t afford as much time as yourselves but my husband and I watch your travels with interest and find your places on our map. Regards Elly Pittam

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    • Hi Elaine,

      How wonderful to hear that I was able to help you both with your motorhome travels: that’s exactly why I write it, so it’s comforting to know that it us useful to like-minded people.

      We travelled through the whole north coast of Spain in the summer of 2010, from San Sebastian to La Coruña, where I grew up, in the region of Galicia, north west of Spain and north of Portugal. We didn’t find quite so many aires as such, but parking for the day was usually easy, like in Getaria, LLanes, Luanco and La Coruña itself. Which way are you heading? Let me know if you discover any new aires or good campsites.

      I hope you’ll have a wonderful time and, if you have a blog, I’d love to follow it too. I’m always after new tips, advice, etc

      Have fun and happy travels.

      Warm regards

      Fatima

  2. Thank you again, Emily. We were very lucky to meet such a fantastic couple, teachers too and of a similar age, so we had a lot in common. We are now keeping in touch through social media and hope to meet up again in the school holidays at the end of the month.

    I am glad you like the camper: it’s perfect for us and not too big, so it’s easy to park andmanoeuvre., Believe it or not, it is a 5-berth, so plenty of room just for the 2 of us and a small dog! I hope you’ll get a chance to get one too and discover your amazing and beautiful country. It really is a fantastic way to travel.

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