Had a good run to today along the small roads in the North of france. Only 5 minutes of rain. Some sun so in a happier frame of mind.. We went to the bar for dinner just now and had a comedy sketch conversation where for the first time nobody understood my french. ! I think they were having a laugh, They only sell food on Saturday at the bar so we got a bag of coal to use in the on site bbq. Some petrol and then the small airbed air pump helped the comedy sketch along. Oh well life on the road, if you can't improvise you starve! Wine at 2 euro 45 a bottle and the food was ok so not a bad result.