Camping du Lac de la ThesauqueFebruary 5, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌧 9 °C
Ahh, peace and quiet, well, apart from the chirping of the birds, which we always enjoy. We've paid €6 to stay in what is effectively a car park outside a campsite. Lac de la Thesauque is close by but hidden from view by the outbuildings bordering the parking area. A crazy golf course with a castle, a windmill and a red and white colour scheme, occupies the grassy bank to our right. Evergreen hedges and bare trees weather the rain. The campsite has chalets available, but is closed to campers between September and June, during which time they can feed €6 into a machine at the barrier and be granted entry to the car park and service point. The only passing traffic is travelling to and from the campsite and nobody hangs around outside. Although we do enjoy observing the comings and goings of locals in the settlements we stay in, it is blissfully relaxing to have this level of solitude.
Despite the ground being soggy and the weather grotty, the temperature averaged 10°C and Will was drawn out to fish on the lake shore during a break in the rain. It didn't last long and he soon returned, choosing instead to get to work in the dry, making focaccia to dip into baked camembert for tea.Read more