05.05.2011 - 05.05.2011
Having woken up with our backsides on the ground we decided that our air mattress just wasn’t holding up its end of the bargain. We headed out to Doug’s favourite store, Decathlon (a store filled with all the supplies Bear Grilles wished he’d taken with him). We walked out with not only a new mattress, but also a new tent claiming to be set up in two seconds flat. Doug chose not to watch the instructional video.
Our drive south was expected to be a long one, through Tours, Poitiers and Limoges. But first we needed to find the 24hr Le Manns Track, Doug is very proud to say he over took someone on the home strait!
Driving through the towns with ease we were constantly amazed by the luscious countryside. We were making good time so decided to push on to Brive-la-Gaillarde. After asking directions we found the only campsite in town and swapped poor French for poor English we were able to book in. Asking for recommendations for dinner we were directed back to Brive, with the campsite managers simple reasoning “bigger city, better choice.” We chose to ignore his suggestion and headed straight for the tiny Donzenac.
Donzenac is a hill-top medieval village. We quickly found the only bar in town and enjoyed deux biers in the brilliant sunshine. A quick walk around yielded us with baguette and frommage whilst we waited for the pizzeria to open (another deux biers to kill more time).
A word on our new tent - it was superb! Doug threw the tent in the air, and after a little bit of additional manipulation, our tent was completely built. Maybe not in the two seconds as advertised, but definately in under a minute. And out butts stayed above the ground all night too!