Hotel De La Plage
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John Betjeman begged friendly bombs to fall on Slough.
How about-- Come rising seas and swallow up Folkestone?
Words can't adequately convey the sheer awfulness of this town. The sea and pebbly beach are perfectly nice - but good grief!
The horrible 60s brutalistic architecture - right on the beach front, the litter, the huge expanse of black asphalt stretching as far as the eye can see - on the beach!
I guess it used to be where ...
... beautiful sight, the dawning sun was rendering the vapour trails of the airliners a flamingo pink. We counted at least 30 of them, ranging from sharp new ones, to diluting fluffy lines in the sky. Oh boy! This is a wonderful life.
Now we’re now at Camping Municipal L’Olympic, right near the beach and marine boulevard. This afternoon we walked along the esplanade into the town of Wimereux. It being a bright, sunny Sunday afternoon the walk was crowded with families ...
... the Boats" of asylum seekers much easier to deal with than "Stop the international freight, it may have illegal immigrants". I wonder how the Australian government would handle that if we weren't isolated by ocean.
I have nowhere to break into, being a motorcyclist, so I eventually get noticed and get waved to the front of the queue through to immigration to the Ferry parking lot, just in time to see the ramps go up and the 4:30pm ferry ...
... to get back onto the right track. Meanwhile we ended up in the centre of the city, surrounded by what seemed like thousands of cars all but grid-locked on a 6-lane highway. A tense time was had by all, especially us, as we were the lead vehicle. 3 large motorhomes all doing an illegal U-turn must have been quite a sight!
Tonight we are staying at our last France Passion stopover: a small farm run by a lovely couple with a herd of 60 ...
... he excuse 'it's the altitude'!!!
So we travelled back across France, which is a massive 1200km and 11.5 hours of chatter and food and sleeping in Apollo, great fun as always! The overwhelming 100% agreement from both of us is that we loved every minute of our Snow-Euro-Mega-Moon-Part-Deux and will be back at the Mouli many time sin the future with our new found friends The Pendrys, loving the Pyrenees!