Les Gens de Mer
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Wednesday 8th July
On Monday night, we stayed in a
campsite in the grounds of an old chateau that we have stayed in before near
the village of Aische-en-Refail. The plan was we would arrive early and cycle
down an old railway line into the city of Namur. We did this last time we were
there but didn't have time to ...
... provided by the municipality,.. right on the beach where the famous wartime evacuation took place in 1940. Right above the Tourist Office is a 60 metre high bell tower we were able to get to the top of. It had an elevator to get you most of the way up,.. otherwise Mrs Bates would have been on her own scaling the heights. The view over the city and coastline was very special. We visited the war museum (dedicated specifically to the evacuation) and spent an hour or so being amazed ...
... The journey to Dover was uneventful except that I was distracted and we went via Worthing and up the M23. Unfortunately, that route had multiple roadworks.
A brief stop far an hours snooze at Clacket Lane and we were in Dover just before 2am and caught the 2 o'clock ferry. We were the last but one vehicle. They had the sea doors up and were locking the decks as we parked!
A two hour crossing ...
Leaving our long Crendon home at 4am this morning everyone was a little sleepy but excited. Would the trailer survive? Would we find good places to Kayak? Who would have the first argument? And had mummy packed enough shoes? Arriving at Dover we were put in the queue with all the other trailers. You could see other people giving us odd looks. Where did they get that from? Is it home ...
... right down to the French passport control being at the Dover end (rather than at the French end). The French Douane took our passports, smiled and said "Ah, Kiwi", which we thought was rather nice! We parked up in Lane 222 amongst a myriad of other vehicles of all nationalities and descriptions and waited for the Spirit of Britain to finish docking and start offloading. The ferry looked vastly different from the ones I remembered but then the ...