The start of the trip
Trip Start Dec 21, 2012
10Trip End Jan 01, 2013
Easy journey to Ashford. The sat nav said there were queues at checkin, but when we got there, we found only a couple of cars before us. Got to the right parking area for large vehicles and coaches and had a large drink - non alchoholic of course! Then the hairy bit - driving onto the train. I've never done it before. David has always driven the car onto the coach and I have watched. It was OK. Then we waited. And we waited longer. Apparently the points in front of the train were jammed and we eventually left - backwards. And we went backwards all the way to Coquelles. Fine, so we now drive off. No! A car in the carriage in front of ours had broken down, The pling would not de-mobilise the immobiliser. That took some minutes to sort having to wait for one of the breakdown thingys to arrive.
It was a good night - wet, but we had a good meal, a warm van and an excellent night's sleep.