Another squiggle trying to escape the confines of Torcy/Lognes then onto the D406 for a long time, through Serris and starting to see farmland again and a lot of building plots out along the Marne Vallée.
After a few days in Paris, I’d forgotten how pervasive the smell of Rape is: a strong smell – slightly perfumed, not offensive, but not pleasant either – like cheap cleaning fluid.
I do believe I’m heading towards Disneyland! Think I’ll give it a miss.
At around 7.30pm, I spotted an Italian restaurant and decided to treat myself to a hot meal: Pasta Sicilienne (bit stingy with the olives but otherwise very tasty) and a beer went down a treat.
Took advantage of the free wifi to look up campsites – and there just happened to be one up the road. On arrival, apart from one or two cars, the place seemed shut up and deserted. I found a suitable place to pitch the tent and camped anyway. Went to sleep with the sound of an owl hooting and dog barking in the distance.
At around 5am, I woke for a pee – and was greeted by a perfectly clear sky with a full moon beaming down and lighting up the trees – beautiful and very peaceful.
NB - didn't take any pics today - but did a couple of daily draws - The Penguins are Charles and Marie-Cécile's salt and pepper pot - and the watering can is also theirs - I left them as a 'Thank-you'. The last one is of Sophie and Farid In Paris - having a post meal fag.