The Oak Hotel
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... off the ferry is also fairly seamless. Again , no customs, no checkpoint, no bag searching. Not that we are doing anything particularly wrong, but if we were to be that way inclined it doesn't seem like it would be too hard to smuggle something across the border!
We leave the port near Dunkerque, and head into the city centre. Looks like most other port cities, nothing too flash, of course people are driving on the other side of the road and their are roundabouts ...
... approached by some officials forewarning us that in the future where the turbines are being worked on there will be a 200m exclusion zone around them (which could cause yachtsmen some problems going through the Gat).
We got to Ramsgate in great time and spent most of the afternoon in the yacht club over looking the harbour.
... After passport control, there was a shuttle bus that took walk-on passengers to the boarding gate.
I purchased a ticket from P&O Ferries. They offered an upgrade to first class for just £10. Not bad, really. £10 extra gave me a seat in the First Class Lounge, complimentary desserts, coffee, and a glass of champagne. YEAH FIRST CLASS! It was a real thrill. It was the first time in my life I’d done anything like that. The treats were great. The coffee ...
... a couple of stops on our journey home and pulled into our storage compound at 1530hrs, and we were home and kettle on 30mins later.
It had been an enjoyable trip we had had some good warm days mixed with a couple of damp ones but all in all a nice break. As for the caravan, well the step apart it performed very well and everything worked as it should (good choice Wayne & Katy). Here's to the next ...
... in the country awarded by George IV in 1821
We were fascinated to see the cliff edges amongst the stone columns supporting the road above.
After dinner we watched another DVD but this time we used the speakers that we had bought earlier in the day. The sound was much better. A bargain at £6 we thought.
Does not look like we will be going again tomorrow!