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A wet start

rain 7 °C

So, we got off okay Tuesday morning after a last minute rush to get the flat cleared and closed the door for good. It was now official: for the coming 4 months we shall be 'of no fixed address'.

We got to the Eurotunnel on time but were unfortunately left waiting in the rain for a while as our train had been cancelled last minute due to a defect. As usual, the trip to France was smooth once we got on a working train. We hit the road with a plan to head towards the Belgian Ardennes via B-roads, hoping to find a nice camping spot along the way. Unfortunately things didn't quite go to plan thanks to heavy rain and a complete lack of campsites en route! We spent longer in the saddle than hoped but eventually made it to a nice campsite in Auby sur Semois. By this time we were hungry, cold, tired, and very wet. We set ourselves to autopilot and set up our tent before cooking a well deserved meal on our awesome Trangia stove.

By this time we realized were shit out of luck as there was a giant rain cloud above most of Europe with reports of record low temperatures. On the upside, we slept well thanks to our quality tent and fabulous down sleeping bags.

Luckily Wednesday was pretty much dry, despite the constant looming clouds. We had an easy day: supply shopping, exploring the area, and, of course, a braai.

This morning we weren't so fortunate as we woke up to on and off showers as well as a significant drop in temperature. Combined with our need to rearrange some of our stuff, we decided to book ourselves into a b&b for the evening.

We're not quite sure where we'll end up tomorrow as well have to see how bad the weather is. We hope to stop off in Givet, Dinant and Namur for some photo's.

That's all for now, the true adventure is yet to come, this is just the warm up!




Posted by The Minion 11:41 Archived in Belgium

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Sorry to read that your start was quite wet. Can only get better. Enjoy the Ardennes and the Belgian beers. Looking forward to your next post!

by janvanderschans

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