Thursday, 31 January 2013

Burning up the miles.

Day 195 25.01.13 Besancon

We got up early for a big day on the road (thankfully toll road free!).  We stopped off half way at Lons le Saunier to break up the journey and grab lunch.  There didn’t appear to be much to see and Chris was keen to keep driving so we got straight back on the road for Besancon.  The road systems are undergoing major works to make way for a new tramway so getting into the city was a bit of a nightmare.  Our first parking spot was a bust too which didn’t help!  After parking up near a Lidl we set out on foot to find somewhere better. 

This involved a walk into town to grab a map from the tourist office as well as investigation of the municipal aire which cost 5 euros a day for a parking spot and water supply.  On our travels we came across plenty of interesting buildings to check out tomorrow.

In the end we found a large carpark much closer to town and well lit.  The car we parked next to had left a leather jacket, bulging backpack and smart unworn shoes in clear view so we were happy Van Diesel was pretty safe!  It was already 4:30 by this point so we grabbed the laptops and headed to a mediateque to charge up after last night’s film watching.  Chris got some writing done and I checked out the freebie maps to figure out where to visit tomorrow.  It’s been a long day and we’re both pretty tired, Chris from driving and me from the continuing lurgy.  Hopefully tomorrow will bring a more fun day!

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