Don't the French love "standing and watching people do things" with a passion!! On the last "manoeuvre the 12 metre bus out of a very tight camp-site" event i ran a few days ago, i drew a crowd of over ten people. Could this young boy (young boy, not in heart, but in respect of most people on the road anyway) squeeze this rig out of the space, round the bend designed for unhitched caravans, miss the end-cap removing granite boulders on the corner without damaging anything. Luckily I'm getting quite good at this now. With at least two observers standing at every corner i could almost navigate merely by using they're facial expressions as i can close to, or cleared, obstructions!! I knew to stop when a French lady screwed her face up and when to go when the french guy smiled! Now don't mistake the French bystander for one who knows what he is doing. Whilst boating I've thrown ropes to bystanders who offer to take them but can't tie a knot, and then granny knot it round bollards. On July 6th, whilst entering the Calais plage aire, i stopped sharp at a pipe obstructing the road with a power cable in it. A French guy told me that i probably should not go over it and, as there should have only been motor homers in this place, it trusted him and started to look for another route Just then another motor homer drove over it without even blinking. I rolled my eyes and carried on. don't get me wrong i love the French, have lived there and am touring it know, so no bashing please!!