Tuesday 14th July La Suze-sur-Sarthe 47.88907 0.030634.
We've spent the last weekend with our friends Chris & Jenny who have a lovely house in Fosse Bellay a few miles south of Saumur. They were perfect hosts and took us on tours of the local area, fed and watered us and I even got a few games of table tennis in with Chris in their beautiful garden. A great weekend.
Today we set off on our slow journey toward Calais where we will take the tunnel on Monday (boo hoo), but all good things come to an end although we have a visit to see Paul and Chris near Northampton on our way home to look forward to. Both couples we've met as a result of motorhoming and it's always good fun when we catch up with them again.
This evening we're parked up at La Suze-sur-Sarthe. We've stopped here a couple of times before and it's a lovely spot, on the river and a minutes walk into town. It's a popular picnic spot and a French lady enjoying her al fresco lunch today told me that there are carp in the river. Well, I didn't need much encouragement and I soon had my tackle out (edit: fishing tackle). The only bait I had was some very nice Comte cheese which, unfortunately, wasn't to the liking of the local fish but it was pleasant enough to sit watching the float for a few hours.