Saturday 1 September 2012

The Long Drive

Breakfast at 8 and then time for a quick ride along the Marne canal. This time we road towards Chalons en Champange but had to turn around after 5 miles to get back to the Auberge in time to check out at 11.00am. A good ride next time we will try and go further. Lyn’s wine book recommended a champagne cooperative in Sur en Ogey. Kate said it was a 30 minute drive away so we should just have time. On entering the village the COOP was sign but they then disappeared so we resorted to driving round the village. Eventually we asked in a boulangerie and received some excellent directions in both French and English. We took the opportunity to purchase some lunch and we were off. The directions we spot on but unfortunately it was closed! Perhaps on our next visit.
Kate took us on the minor road to Reims and then it was the Motorway. The next turning was 156 mile away when we started! We diverted of at St Omer and for the commercial centre we had visited in previous years. The toll from Reims to St Omer was just under 15 euros. Taking the opportunity to fill up with diesel and then get some beer. It was then onto the port and we arrived in time for a cup of tea whilst we waited for the ferry.


  1. Enjoyed your holiday postings, Robert. Have you registered for the CMBM yet?

  2. Yes booked online this morning. Its an additional 75 pence but it saves 2 stamps,a couple of envelopes and gives instant registration.
    It £15 per person to enter upto the 8th October and £20 after that ( +75 pence if you book on line).

    See you on the 14th ?

  3. I booked last week. See you there. I'll be slow, haven't been on the bike for ages.