“Don’t open the fridge…!”

23rd April 2019 3 By admin

23rd April 2019 Bayeux to Saint Saire‌ – 245km

Much to do today, again. Today we are taking in a cheese factory and then making for an aire on the Normandy border. Today is our penultimate day in France before dipping into Belgium then Holland for the remainder of the last week. We are up at a good time but breakfasts these days are long affairs. It’s 11am before we get going. Our first stop is the supermarket, again. A quick stock up of goodies and a fuel fill up.

The stay at the aire near Bayeux was very pleasant but before we set off we have to do the usual van ablutions, empty the grey water, fill up with fresh and of course the toilet. All done? We are off. Our first stop will be Liverot which is home to a large cheese factory. Once parked up we make our way in and it’s not too bad.

H called it the Disneyworld of cheese making. She might be right as you are taken through a full tour with video presentations and look through glass to the factory floor then ending with the usual cheese shop where you can taste and buy the cheese they make. It was quite interesting and to watch a good quality cheese being made for an international market was all good, however you can’t beat the small independent farms, we tried one of these last year and it was excellent.

We buy three cheeses and stick them in the fridge and set of for another free aire in Saint Saire which is about another 2 hours drive, some of which is quite challenging. We really must have a look at how Google maps works because she does tend to take us on some strange routings.

After a long day we arrive at our stop. A lovely quiet place that specialise in eggs from free range hens. Of course we check them out and sure enough they have stacks of room outside and a big barn to wander around in. We buy a dozen of their finest eggs and a bottle of their cider which is also popular in this area.

Dinner was fab, a nice pasta and the remnants of a bottle of white and red. We need the fridge space…., but opening the fridge door is become a major event as the cheese is starting to pong leaving its pungent odour in the van for a minute or two once the door is closed. We have to wear bio suits now every time we need something out of there.

Last day in France tomorrow. We love this place but all good things come to an end.