Well the ferry is booked for our first trip away in Nellie - maybe we should have planned something more local and and shorter for the first trip, but I'm a seasoned camper (canvas granted), have travelled quite a bit, and due to work commitments this year, we can only get away then. The plan is : landing at St Malo on Mon 16th July at 16.45 and then departing back on Wed 25th July at 19.00....... beyond that, no plan as yet! So I was wondering if you guys had any recommendations or any ideas of routes etc. If it was me on my own, I would just turn up and make it up as I go along. However I will be taking my girlfriend, who isn't really use to camping, and def not living in a camper. I therefore need to make sure that I plan this one, so that it goes well.... otherwise I will have no chance of getting her away in it again and I'll be getting told to get Nellie onto eBay! My theory is, if this one goes well, I can take her away on more 'riskyunplanned' adventures in the future! My girlfriend is a very organised person, so we often clash on these types of things In fairness, my girlfriend hasn't many demands, but she does want decent showers and sitdown toilets at the campsites, and if there can be the occasional swimming pool then great. Though regards the pool, as it will be school holidays, maybe we will need to give that option a miss! Once again, we are tied to these dates due to my work schedule. We are both in our early 30's with no kids, and are just looking for a chilled break. Lots of wine, country food, fresh bread for breakfast in the morning, getting away from it all, that kind of thing. I have no idea on where to go, or how far to travel dailyor through the entire trip. We will probably stay a couple of nights at most places, though maybe more or less depending on where we are. Was thinking maybe trying to move south as quick as possible - I have been told by friends that I may went to get south of the Loire Valley to try and get guaranteed weather? So a general call out to the TLB members, any experience of this type of trip? Any suggested routes? Any do'sdon'ts? The future of my relationship, and more importantly, the camper may be in the balance! Thanks for any helpadvice!