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... first storm was quite brief but the one that followed had us put our rain jackets on for 40 minutes or so....... but this was only the second time of using them since Rome!
The wind was a bit pesky for most of the day though, making us work harder and knocking back our cruising speed. We passed through an area where there were lots of old spoil heaps and a village called Marles les Mines soon followed. We stopped for coffee ...
The second leg of Winkel to London was much the same as the
first only shorter. Our route took us along the freeways via Reims, St. Quentin
and on to Calais after which we headed South for a few kilometers to a small
coastal village called Escalles. When I say small, I mean small. Two or three
restaurants, a campsite and a road to the beach.
Of course, not ...
... were well defined. There were pens of Holstein and Belgian Blue calves that were around the same age, and the difference was amazing.
Next we went outside to some bull pens. They fed the bulls a feed that had leftover french fries mixed in. It was pretty neat. Next to the pentroof barn with the bulls was a pen of Belgian Blue cows. In the pen was a gomer bull (heat detection bull, has ...
... pineapple & strawberries + four different kinds of bread + the usual croissants completed the meal.
Although the journey up to St Omer is not very picturesque, we loved having sunshine so being able to see the countryside all around us.
Entering Picardie there were lots of reminders of WW1 which bring you down to earth. Passing Vimy we caught a glimpse ...
... our last campsite would be. The road turned out to be a narrow and very rough tarmac strip through the cornfields. Fortunately after a few miles it joined a proper road, but at the next turn the bridge was closed for repairs, so we had to head back towards Calais to find another route out. The campsite guide gave directions from the centre of Calais, which is strange, but we figured that if we got back ...