NASH DASH UPDATE 5
By: Tony Hoyland
Once aboard for whatever reason I turned to Jim and stated “it would be ideal if they had a pool table” - I personally blame my lapse of concentration upon being completely knackered.
We docked in the capital of Guernsey in St. Peter Port approximately 45 minutes later than was envisaged meaning we would be stretched for time if we were to complete a full lap of Guernsey that we had initial planned to complete. In addition we were all in much need of a hearty breakfast so we opted to drive out of St. Peter Port in the direction of St. Martins.
Subsequent to our café break we continued to travel onto St. Saviour from St. Martins via Forest and onto a beach following some incorrect excursions. Once on the pebble beach we drove the tractor down the landing strip to provide some photo opportunities for chief photographer Al. We were obliged to reject James’s grand plans of driving the tractor onto the beach out of the fear of a potential mechanical damage. Scooby enjoyed his wander however as he had been stuck in the support vehicle for a stretch of eight hours.
Once we got on the other side of the Channel it was democratically decided that James (as the most experienced tractor driver) would face the best of what St. Malo could throw at us in rush hour. Suffice to say he wasn’t too pleased with the findings.
We had scheduled to stay at a campsite in what appeared to be in the middle of nowhere, with seemingly nobody to be seen except for a group of teenagers on their mopeds. So we decided to up-sticks and head for Dol-De-Bretagne. Much to our delight it appeared a much more vibrant settlement than the former location as we soon tracked down a bakery and a butchers. In addition much to Tony’s delight our campsite lay opposite his favourite supermarket – Lidl (his excitement was unparalleled).
Once we had set up our tents, we sat down to a Jim Barber barbeque meat feast extravaganza with a starter of merguez in baguette rolls, a main of burgers with our final course as chicken – it was a very peculiar day! After a few beers were sunk down we pursued some much required sleep.
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