Le Regina Hotel
Travel Blogs from Hardelot
... later in the afternoon so we were ok but the Wilson's had to be out by 10.45am. They must have arrived at the exit barrier at 10.46 as the barrier was down and the machine said their ticket had expired meaning they would have to pay again to get out. As we were lined up behind theme accepted the challenged of getting two camper vans through the barrier under one number. The plan was set Leicester was to accelerate quickly to the left the minute ...
... 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 ...
... Very quiet - no problems apart from an HGV which turned up about 6am and kept the engine on.
Filled up at Auchan 1.42 per litre.
Anyway, set off for Brezolles aire - paid a total of 14.90 on tolls.
Aire empty when we arrived but soon filled up ...
... a few cars, a couple of buses is all.
We checked into British customs/border control, had our passports stamped (at LAST, a new stamp in our passports!!).
The ferry trip to Dover is smooth sailing, and soon we catch sight of the white cliffs of Dover.
... time we was over – 1 and half hours.. you forget you gain a hour! By now we have filled in dover for 53 pounds next to a dodgy polish family.
Just gone 7 when we landed! Down to car! Dog was fine sleeping, not bothered by the docking noises! Time for me to panic about driving on the LEFT!
more to come…. no beer yet! day one ...