Les Hauts de Boulogne
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... of flooding was such that we were not happy to try and drive through the heavy floods to get to the camp. So we knew that there was a site at Equihen-plage. We followed signs and they took us to an aire - just a stopping place with gravel and a water dump and fresh water.
We settled down and let the storm blow over.
Another good night.
... the mud to get hooked up, we gladly took up our neighbours offer of a cup of tea.
They had been fulltiming, mostly in Spain for years. And they gave us some very useful tips. We will get a small electric kettle and a low power fan heater.
And so to food and bed - listening to the persistent rain.
Exhausted but having sooo much fun.
The shop is closed, the restaurants serves a very limited menu, with healthy food stuffs like
sausages, chips, mushy peas, and mash potatoes. These culinary highlights can be complemented by a lukewarm drink of your own liking, like coke or orange juice.
Still beats swimming, though, so mustn't grumble! And my car has been parked right at the front of the car deck, so mine is the first car to get off the ship, or down with it ...
Bye for ...
... thing to see.
This also happened again but a bit differently in Boulonge when we encountered 100km winds on one day and went to watch the waves crash against the break wall for the harbour. This was just as spectacular as the water went far higher, like bombs were being blasted in to the sea like it was World War 2 all over again. Except that we were safe, but almost blown off the side of the cliff.
A few birthday events happened as ...
... visited the Nausicaa centre in the dock area of Boulogne and of course a short drive to the Hypermarket to stock up on French essentials for home (Olive Oil, Vinegar, Couscous, Spices and wine, not forgetting Alcohol Free beer of course.
The town of Boulogne is one we used to rush through from the ferries that used to dock there, so this time we were able to wander the streets and enjoy the street cafe's and Saturday Market too.