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Travel Blogs from Calais
And OFF we go again!!
It was a much more easier Goodbye to everyone on the UK this time, knowing it wouldn't be so long till we were back.
Got down to Calais the night before to make for an easy passage the next day on the Ferry which was very quiet and non-eventful.
We didn't head too far on our first night, it was quite late and driving on ...
... on two occasions (on previous trips to France). Today we headed there again (in our Renault Clio Loaner),.. ...
... for us. At the mention of mussels, Geoff smiled,sighed and nodded-all would be well. A kilo and a half of mussels cooked to perfection and washed down with a cheeky little Semillion C******nay(Almost as good as a Mersault when you have nothing ) later... the mechanic arrived. It was not good news "Kaput!!" was the verdict. The hydraulic steering was not working, he could not fix it and the Ford garage in Ostend was not open until Monday morning. We were stranded in Ostende.
... get to see, and I've loved every minute of it, it's slightly depressing to think that the adventure is over, but it's not really it's just starting.
Next adventure is in Cyprus for the wedding and it's going to be a very busy time for us as we still have to sort out wedding papers, outfits, bridesmaid dresses, flowers etc.
I'll come back and tell you about the wedding.
... When it got to 2130 I decided that as it was getting dark I was ready to have a break!
I have really enjoyed my journey, however I am still really looking forward to getting home. One of the greatest things about going away is coming back! As the Sterophonics album is called "You got to go there to come back".
I find I really appreciate what a great place England is even more having been away from it. ...