It continues to rain and now it affects our movements big time. We had planned to stay here for a week. In this weather that is pointless BUT – we now have a wet awning and all that this implies. There may be a brief break tomorrow Sunday. If so we shall pack tout suite and swoop down to Arles, 330 k further south and we hope warmer and drier.
We had planned to check on the meteo tonight but as per last night the wi fi here is a bit flakey. It uses no password and so is insecure. Both my firewall, my windows security and my Kasperky do not like that. I can change all but it is a pain. Why the Dutch go for this system is beyond me but this is the third such we have run into in recent years. They think it is great – I think it is absolutely silly; any fool with a scanner can read every key stroke at anything up to 1000 metres!
Today we went to Tournus, our nearest large town, and loved it. A fine town with Roman origins and terrific little abbey and some super architecture. And some of the friendliest people anywhere in France. And make no error - we have been around. It was market day and fairly busy although the weather is so bad I think we can assume the gaps in the parade of stalls was climate induced. We got riz de veaux on one stall (hooray),brilliant if expensive new season ratte pots and spinach on another and some brilliant crottins. Then we ventured into a stunningly French bar full of locals and enjoyed excellent coffee and I had my first Pastis of the trip. Ricard, so very good.
Tonight we dined on riz de veaux in port – brilliant; thank you madame! The rain continues. If it stops overnight we shall pack and dash tomorrow.
Watched Doctor Who. Off earth – hooray. Deep into the Tardis – hooray. Plot tosh. Yeah? As an avid reader of the very best and worst of sci fi I fear this is venturing into Bay of the Boob territory.