Friday 28th August 2020

Combloux to St. Claude – 135km

The weather, as forecast, has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. Heavy rain is forecast and already the sky is heavy with black clouds slowly starting to surround us here in Combloux. The top of Mont Blanc is covered in angry clouds so today is the day to move on and make for the Jura Mountains.

A long drive today, the scenery has changed from steep rocks to high curved tree-filled hills, it’s misty too as we once again make a climb to our next stop in the town of St. Claude where Hayley has found us a lovely site that has all the usual facilities with the added bonus of a full laundry room and WiFi. Before we get there we need to also stock up with food and diesel. An expensive day.

Our drive from the supermarket to the Campsite is marred by torrential heavy rain. Hayley navigates us to the site which takes us through St. Claude which, for those of you that are interested, has a pipe and diamond museum. Might be interesting, not… By all accounts, there is a cardboard museum near here as well. We’ll skip that, we’ll be bored stiff. We hate the feeling of being boxed in… What?

The campsite is very welcoming and we get a great pitch and settle in quite quickly, the rain is still heavy. The site hosts a pizza stall so we decide on an easy night, we buy two pizzas and watch a movie. The first time we have watched a movie onboard in a while.

A quiet and wet day!

Jess tucked away. A wet and miserable day.

We are keeping an eye on the bad weather as it is forecast to be a bit nasty over the weekend and into the beginning of next week. We shall see.