May. 17th, 2008

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I rode on the front seat for the journey, and had a pleasant chat with the Customs people.
It was a long drive down from Calais (more than 10 hours including stops!), but I believe the actual driving time was about 7 hours.

After another short drive through twisting country lanes we arrived at Le Rivalard, where I spent the night guarding the house while [livejournal.com profile] sunflowerinrain went to find somewhere to sleep. Next day she returned with the previous owners who showed us where things are and how to deal with the electricity and water. I am now installed in the downstairs bedroom, on a mattress which they left for us. Very comfortable.

The countryside here is lovely, and very quiet apart from a military jet which passes low overhead in the early evening. Although we have had some rain, including one tremendous downpour, it soon clears and becomes sunny again.

I'm looking forward to welcoming my friends.

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