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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 ...
... and drizzle. At Dover we encounter a roaring gale and just drive through this rather unprepossessing port town. It's the closest town to the European continent, just 21 miles (34 kms.), and the coast of France can be seen from the cliff tops on a clear day (certainly not today!). Our destination is Dover Castle.
If you have ...
... the five "Cinque Ports" of South-East England created in 1155 by King Henry II. Due to silting of the River Stour, Sandwich is now two miles from the sea and is no longer a significant port.
Somehow or other our little group gets separated in this small town, considered as one of the best preserved medieval towns in England. Margarita and I wander ...