Holiday Inn Calais - Coquelles
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Breakfast Available
- Multilingual staff
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It certainly does not feel like 8 months away. Time has flown. We have travelled for 33 weeks. We have driven 5639 miles in Monty and 5742 miles in Smartie. A total travelled of 11381 miles.
But our enjoyment is immeasurable!
What have been the lowlights? The cruise control knob going floppy regularly. The interior light giving up. The colds we kept passing to each other, and D falling out of the van. He didn't look to see if the steps were out and just stepped ...
... one and heads back. After a few moments, it is clear she is not getting anywhere, so Jonny dons his sexiest mac and heads over to help. He is there only a few seconds before he takes the knife, helps her to slide the window opem, jumps in and opens the door using the pare set of keys. She hugs him, relieved to have found a hero, and he returns to the van.
He is back a few minutes, when he suddenly has a thought.
"What if that's not her van?" He asks. "What if ...
... put it in gear, but I reckon it'll take a while before I trust it properly again.
We decided to start our trip on Saturday, so we booked the ferry and rebooked the first few hotels.
Saturday February 7th
So, ten days late and we were about to start our Big One Number Two. We had eight months of adventure, excitement, confusion, wonder, fun, the list goes on and on, to look forward to. Anything ...
... is a small but intensely beautiful monument to . . . don’t really know what to say. It was built to house relics from the Passion of Christ and did so for some time until the Revolution when they were either looted or destroyed. So, that’s one ‘monument’ reason. Another might be the sheer beauty of the huge stained glass windows, or, the culmination of Gothic structural engineering. In the end it is probably more mundane than that. To me (Peter) it’s ...
... It took 8 seconds for our penny coins to reach the bottom, and some poor sod had been lowered down to tile up the first twenty feet! What makes it even more impressive- the damn thing was hand dug! When you think about it, the 1100's must have been full of rubbish jobs. I don't envy the people employed to empty the King's toilet (which we also saw & sat upon) by hand. No thanks!
With the castle, and all it's ruddy stairs, behind us, we caught the land-train to the ...