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After our stay in Arras and a 7am breakfast we assembled for our 8am departure. Again a bit of a rushed affair but that seems to be the norm ! Our first water stop was at the Thiepval Memorial. A moving tribute to just some of the war dead from the Great War. As we were leaving the weather changed and the rain came. Such a huge change to the 35 …
... put us back an hour on our schedule and so we decided not to battle on to Moulins, but to stay at the aire we had put as our alternative - Pougues-les-Eaux. Good aire, just on the edge of a busy town, big enough for three or four camping cars and the usual facilities, water, leccy and grey and black water dump. Bit noisy - the railway is near and so is ...
Yuk weather at Dover meant delays on the ferries.
Horrendous seas meant we slowed right down, lots of green faces and kids running riot. Then there was no berth for us at Calais and we had to hang around outside the port.
Once docked we were off quickly. No one to show our passports to and no one in ...
... which was so awesome, since it was quite cold. We only had to pick up one other group of three and then we were on our way to the airport.
We went to a kiosk to print our boarding passes and Marcy's machine messed up, so we had to get the attention of an attendant to help us. She then told us that we had to check our carryon bag!! Arghh, so aggravated!! Fortunately, the line to ...
... to visit the Hobbit village but getting on the bus was high on the priority list, so we saved this for "next time." :))
Once we got off the subway back at Jeanne's, we were both so tired that we could barely move. We packed our suitcases, then went out with Jeanne for a quick bite of French onion soup. I was in bed by 8:00, Marcy not far behind.
Early alarm tomorrow -- 5:00 am! Bon ...
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Hopefully dinner will be good !
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