Mercure Calais Centre
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- Minbar in room
- Banquet room
- Conference facilities
- Multilingual staff
- Non-smoking hotel
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... our heads smashed in.
We did find a pleasant enough windy path down to the beach - the bit without all the asphalt - with some withered looking desert plants that looked a bit odd in this very northern setting but at least were alive, and some nice flower plantings here and there in council planter boxes.
But the base line is - an old, faded sea port that's past its sell -by date that just fights against any improvement. Which ...
... Much is completely closed. Also the majority of such places close between 12.30 and 2PM. One has to plan these things! So, after the Cathedral we lunched at a side walk café and walked slowly back to our campsite, where we are currently getting ready for the crossing tomorrow.
So, it’s goodbye from Boulogne and thanks for all the fish! If anyone doesn’t get that, read Hitchhikes Guide to the Galaxy.
Talk to you from England . . . first stop Eastbourne . . ...
... a swim in the lake where we used to sail, a visit to the nurseries, all too ambitious, I only managed a visit to the local super market to buy a few delicacies for Adam and Suzanne who were both brought up in Holland. I'll have to come back.
Today we we zoomed down to Calais and stocked up on wine and duck breasts, particularly large and sumptuous. Tonight we are off to have our last 'trip' supper in Calais. We are both sad to ...
... onto the wrong side of the road once... fortunately being Sunday, the roads are quite quiet here. We did manage to go round a couple of roundabouts more than once (going the wrong way takes a bit of getting used to) but only had to execute one u-turn!
The Aires are like glorified stopovers-cum-service points for motorhomes and are much cheaper than staying in a camping ground. Some have ...
On Thursday we has a really early start because it was time to get on a train to France. Unfortunately for us, I didn't look very carefully at the Eurostar tickets which told us to check in at least a half hour beforehand. We didn't realize that in order to board this train, we would have to go through airport style security. We arrived at the check in with about 15 minutes to get to our seats. Luckily, the nice people at the station helped us to get ...