Formule 1 Calais Coquelles
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Another day, another mode. Today we went by Eurotunnel to Calais. This has got worse since our list trip with long queues to go through French and British border control. So much so that they have reduced the number of cars getting a security check. If you want a reason why the security checks on Eurostar are superfluous, it's the fact that you could bring a ton of semtex onto a shuttle train so ...
... my car can be adjusted by moving a shutter to adapt for driving on the right. Making this adjustment involves taking the car apart though – certainly more than an hour’s work. And in the time-is-money line of thought that’s worth more than the £6.99 I’ve just paid for my lens stickers.
I know it can be really annoying getting dazzled – you get enough of this at home anyway from cars with badly ...
... and then back to the town to eat. After finding a pub in the heart of town, away from the tourists, I ordered a beer (Foster's) and fish and chips. They actually had two kinds of fish, and I recall I ordered some sort of Cod. The meal was delicious, and another beer later, I was ready to leave. However, as soon as I paid my tab, a gentleman rolled in and started talking to me. There were a few other people at the bar, but none seemed interested in ...
... and drizzle. At Dover we encounter a roaring gale and just drive through this rather unprepossessing port town. It's the closest town to the European continent, just 21 miles (34 kms.), and the coast of France can be seen from the cliff tops on a clear day (certainly not today!). Our destination is Dover Castle.
If you have ...
... time was no later than 17:50. Somehow we sneaked on, drove to the holding area and pretty much just kept going onto the train.
Have to find the registration point tonight once we leave the train. It's in some village called marck.
Arrived in calais, found the registration desk and decided to read the handbook, which states what documentation we need ...
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