Follow our journey as we tour in our Hymie around Britain and Europe.
After assessing the route options the night before, we decided it would be best if we took the shortest route through the centre of France. It is a lovely route that takes us from the coast up the hills and mountains then across Millau Viaduct.
On the way to Massiac, with 860 miles to go to the channel tunnel, while cruising down a hill, 5th gear went into neutral! We lost 5th gear! No! No! Nooooo! To add salt to injury, the heavens opened. It was a very slow drive and a very long day 😦 Any ideas of us making a U-turn to delay our journey back home, are not feasible anymore.
We had to stop and asses how to break-up our journey and find suitable stops to make the drive back easier. During a quick stop for fuel at Massiac, we looked up in the Aire book and found an Aire not far of the morotway. An easy drive would be very welcome right now. We could not afford to stretch Hymie to the limit.