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... lovely in the watery winter sunshine. It was so cold that in places where there were ponds and inlets the water was frozen. The sun became stronger so that when we got to Amboise it was almost impossible to photograph the chateau.
... put it in gear, but I reckon it'll take a while before I trust it properly again.
We decided to start our trip on Saturday, so we booked the ferry and rebooked the first few hotels.
Saturday February 7th
So, ten days late and we were about to start our Big One Number Two. We had eight months of adventure, excitement, confusion, wonder, fun, the list goes on and on, to look forward to. Anything ...
We left Fecamp mid morning - the clouds were dark and blowing in off the sea. Just over 200km to our destination, Wimereux.
The camp site here is quirky. It has a red Indian theme. The French are so non-PC! We've been here before and it is close enough to Calais to make it an ideal spot. It's mostly statics of all shapes and sizes but a few yurts and some tepees in the summer, and 20 or so spaces for camping cars. It's big enough to take ...
... 8220;lake” was created as a by-product of the slurry from the digging of the Chunnel and the top of the German bunker was sometimes visible when the water level dropped. These bunkers and gun emplacements were strategically placed to defend the coastline from invasion and we learned that the guns here could fire one tonne shells at a range of 40 km, enough to span the channel and reach the cities of Kent. The bunkers were also the site of radars that ...
... We were lucky, it was reasonably dry. But it was 8.00pm. would the campsite still be open? And the answer to that is NO. We pulled in and looked hopefully around. Finally a lovely young man ( yes! I am being flattering) emerged from a mobile home and asked if we wanted a pitch. He took us to a pitch, took ID and left us to it.
It was a good night - wet, but we had a good meal, a warm van and an excellent night's sleep.