Monday, 27 April 2015

Popping through Champagne country

Day two and two blog updates... nots sure I'll keep that high output up throughout, but while I have the wifi connection I might as well.. 

not far today.. about 150km to Nancy (nonsee) in biblical rain.. so bad I couldn't see the road through the spray.. I cried enough and pulled into a services for coffee and seeing as they had free wifi I called it a day and booked the nearest ibis hotel while I was there. 

drying out with both room heaters turned up to max to dry everything out.. 

Not much to celebrate travelling through champagne country, and I haven't seen the sun yet.. I'm sure there will come a time when I pray for rain, but can someone please organise a little more even spread across the trip.. all of it in one day is a bit much thanks. 

so despite the torrential rain my state of mind is a little clearer today.. I haven't had chance to chill out with a tent and campfire to get my head around being out here.. its just been a pack/unpack routine so far which is not what I wanted.. I wanted to ease my mind into the process of travelling, the different routine. But I will find that sweet spot. its there waiting.. I guess the testing weather hasn't helped either. 

Not much fun to be found yet.. but I knew this was just some simple holiday.. I have to re-arrange my thoughts and grasp what I am doing out here with no one and nowhere to stay each night until I find it. Its what I do quite well, just more of it. 

I need that sushine to help with the process. 

Whatever the climate throws at me tomorrow I will be out of France.. heading upwards towards the mountains...

if it keeps on raining the levys going to break
and if the levy breaks we'll have no place stay

Led Zep just sprung up on my ipod at that moment.. apt! 

next time I hope I will have dried out and can actually tell you about the countryside I'm passing through - didn't see much of it today. 

Moving on! 


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Unknown said...

Sorry it's not been a good start for u. At least no snow. Keep battling through I'm sure the sun will shine on u soon.

Keith B said...

Just one word from Howie? How can that be......


Mark Dalton said...


just uploaded day one video - dont read too much into it :)

Anonymous said...

Keep the faith, the weather will get better, will follow your progress - Simon (affy) Ogden