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The Longest Day


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The 21st of June started with us watching a greater spotted woodpecker darting around a couple of trees on our stellplatz whilst we had breakfast, not a bad start!
We decided to sightsee a local lake as we thought we weren't going far that day and it turned out to be a bit like 'The Prisoner' complete with 4 wheeled bikes! So moving on we headed for Sopron in Hungary that was supposed to be pretty and made good time for us and then couldn't find any parking. The city is pretty but town planning back 500 years didn't go as far as motorhomes. To our surprise along the road out of Sopron was a huge Tesco sign, well we had to investigate and sure enough it was Tesco as we know it and even took our points card!
Still no problem, there was a stellplatz within 30 miles, or, as we found out when we arived it had become a new housing estate.
So new plan at the side of the road, the camper stop map was looking a bit bare, do we travel over 80 miles to the lake We had planned a couple of days ahead or do we plump for the 40 mile detour cos it has a recommendation, 40 miles it is.
1 1/2 hours later over some repaired on repaired roads we come to a very nice looking campsite expecting to pay €12, it's a shame I can't increase the font size on this but, €32. They were having a very big laugh.
So the only option left is the drive, now 60 miles to the lake, our drive had started at 09:30 and we arrived at the lake at 18:30 and it was only 35° in the cab! The first 2 beers in the lakeside bar didn't touch anything.
At least our longest day ended in a pleasant, if rustic site, thankfully with a bar!

Posted by cjpolley 08:01 Archived in Hungary

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