pushing the pause button
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monday: we were happily sitting in the carpark at calais yesterday, resigned to the fact that there
were no services to speak of, and then, whilst exploring the area, p found a sign saying there was
another aire with better facilities quite near by….so we decided to check it out.
we drove around the block and found more parking, right opposite the docks, near to the huge
beach/esplanade, with a few chip kiosks, and ice-cream vans closeby.
luckily we got one of the last two places, and parked up, v. close to the motorhomes each side
(one had a cute black cockerpoo inside!).
a man came around to collect the fee (which was €7 – same as the other one, and we found out that
the ticket was actually valid in both places - so we could move if it was noisy etc.).
there was a loo, which closed at 7pm, and water and waste services, no elec. (but it was much better,
and felt a little safer too).
we had our supper, a chilly walk along the pier, then went to bed as early start in the am.
got up with sunshine coming in through the windows, although heavy rain had woken us up.
had meagre brekkie (empty fridge), used services and then onto the road about 8.30am; it was only 10
mins. to the terminal. easy check in and then waited in line to board at 9.00am.
the ferry was pretty empty really, we had something to eat and then watched france fade into the
distance and the white cliffs get closer and closer….the channel was flat as a pancake!
before we knew it we’d arrived in dover! no probs there, we just drove straight through.
then the short drive to folkestone, parked up, and into the flat – weird!
we’re waiting for a big parking space for the van outside now, so we can unload our stuff, and have a good
spring clean of dust and clutter! but sadly its pelting down with rain, and pretty cold too, so we’re
waiting ‘til later.
we’re pushing the pause button on our motorhome adventure for a mo….but hope to be back on the
road before too long….there’s still so much of europe we want to see! : )