Ibis Boulogne Sur Mer
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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 ...
Also during my time there I volunteered with L'Arche nearby. I started in the gardens where they grow and sell their own vegetables. It was quite hard for me to fit in though as they could only speak French and that I wasn't able to contribute as much as I had hoped too because the people know what they need to do and didn't really need help, so I felt I was in the way more than I was helping.
Nonetheless, after surviving the week, ...
... visited the Nausicaa centre in the dock area of Boulogne and of course a short drive to the Hypermarket to stock up on French essentials for home (Olive Oil, Vinegar, Couscous, Spices and wine, not forgetting Alcohol Free beer of course.
The town of Boulogne is one we used to rush through from the ferries that used to dock there, so this time we were able to wander the streets and enjoy the street cafe's and Saturday Market too.
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