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... Ancient Britons who defended this place when it was a pristine stretch of coastline against the Romans.
These little craft are well maintained and attractive and I can see why. If the roads/Eurotunnel were destroyed due to some horrific disaster, they'd be the only escape route to Europe.
A kind of weird Dunkirk-style operation on reverse. Fleeing rather then fetching.
We hope to make our escape tomorrow morning, touch wood - Eurotunnel to Calais.
... can fit down a two lane road. So you have to stop and let people through or race through before the car gets on the road. Also you can cross the road to park on the wrong side of the road, so there are cars facing both ways when they park. They also just pull out onto roads and everyone just lets people through because if you waited for a gap to get through you would never move, so everyone just barges through. Tomorrow we leave Croyden and head down to ...
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.