Hotel Le Relais
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We needed supplies, so toddled along to the nearest supermarket.
Leaving Fecamp, we wandered up the coast so that we would be able to camp within easy reach of Dunkirk and the ferry.Weather was horrible, so we thought we would get to our stop early.
We had planned to go back to Wimereux and the site we stopped at on the first nightt. But ...
... 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.
This morning I woke on time and after a quick breakfast and a cup of coffeee, I was ready to leave at about 6.45am. The trip to Calais was uneventful; just a few queus and a lot of slow,moving traffic. Having stopped twice on the way for a cup of coffee and a bathroom visit, I arrived at Calais Port at 12.15pm. Sailing time of the ferry was 1.30pm, with check in at 12.45pm. It is now, however, 2.15pm, so we have already got a delay of 45 minutes. The ship itself has ...
... day trip over the ditch to England to visit the grandparents for a hearty Sunday Roast and a English food run at Tesco's.
Sometimes extreme high tides occur around the Wimereux area. On this occasion the English Channel got pretty choppy and mixed with break walls along the "Digue", created some big splashes when the big waves crashed in to the wall sending the water up meters in to the sky and dislodging concrete seats.
It was quite ...
... site nearest the TGV line for me to enjoy seeing some trains - whilst there were trains they were not intrusive being in a deep cutting by where she picked and didn't disturb our sleep, and I never actually saw one of them.
The site has a nice pool and bar area but as we were out of season it was closed (even though the site is open all year ) and an open air gym too.
We were able to walk /buggy ride into Boulogne ...