Hotel Particulier Richelieu
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Basic hotel, but clean and a comfy bed. Tea making facilities are BAB though, just had a very dubious 'tea' from the vending machine that was comprised of hot lemon and congealed milk. Time for a well earned sleep, thank god we got on the earlier ...
... look’ game . . . . Let’s see if Kathy edits this out. Whatever! It served to make the coffee and croissants even more delicious.
After checking into Camping Parc des Cygnes, Amiens, we took the after lunch bus into the City. The guidebooks, google and bing, all listed the Cathedral Notre Dame as the top attraction. Another cathedral, we hear you say, but listen, this one is worth a special trip. It is Gothic Splendour supreme. We cannot say what makes it so ...
... I'm still about an hour from Dunkirk. Now I'm just hoping I'll make my scheduled ferry at 5:30.
It's a good ride down the Calais, and as I line up to enter the docks, I feel like I am entering a ceasefire in a civil war.
All along the road are dozens and dozens of heavily armed police and guards, with dogs, and prison vans.
Facing off against them, along the small hills on either side of the road to the ferry, ...
... and took a massive tumble/neck cruncher on the last run of the day as usual but all good! Got some good shots but again realised the GoPro doesn't do the steepness of the slopes justice and hense our gnarliness looks pretty average on film!
One final adventure trip up to the deserted Puigmal Ski Station to hike up and board back down in the otherwise abandoned ski resort one last time.
Things we will miss:
... there will be many waiting to hear how I managed the crossing, well drugged up to the eyeballs I managed to avoid being sick, although it was not my favourite experience.
Landing at Dover we travelled through Kent and found a delightful camping ground just out of Folkestone. Lots of rabbits here just like we would expect to find kangaroos. ...