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The trip on the ferry was the first time for us. The crossing last 18
hours. We were for most of us feeling bad on the boat. We had
generous meals : for dinner, we had chips and for breakfast we
had plenty of things to eat and to drink : bread, croissant, hot
chocolate, orange juice... but we couldn't eat everything !
... 3pm the rain slowed down and we began the 45 miles or so ride to the ferry terminal at Cherbourg. The rain stopped and then the sun came out.
The boarding of the ferry with the bikes was very smooth and we took up position in the restaurant where we spent the remainder of the 'kitty' or 'whip' on a nice meal and a bottle of red!
4 hours later we arrived at Poole in Dorset and started ...
... for almost 15 minutes over the sailing time and then as they were casting off, a lone figure came dashing onto the wharf. The "drama" unfolded below us as the late passenger was obviously arguing with the port authorities. The ship was still alongside but they would not allow him to board at the wharf once the gangplank had been removed. The alternative for him was to get himself to the next port of call ...
... a pleasure guiding Nick and Bryan in Ireland and England and I cannot wait to be their "local" guide in Normandy in June. Hopefully, I can act like a true Frenchman! Till then, Alpha Bravo signing off. Now onto to solo travel! Yes, it can be frightening. Yes, I am paranoid if I am going to get lost or make a stupid mistake. Yes, it is exhilarating. I thought college was about "being on your own" but nothing is truly independent until all your possessions fit into a bag ...
... the skin on our noses beginning to turn pink. We'd been to Port Chantereyne, the marina, last summer, so we knew where we were heading, and as we gently touched the visitor's pontoon we were greeted by two French men, who looked slightly surprised to see me driving (although, I may be unfairly interpreting their expressions).
We weren't very keen on Cherbourg last time we came, but it's gloriously sunny again now and I'm feeling more charitable towards it. ...