Arrondissement d’Abbeville

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  • Day673

    Petit Port

    April 30, 2018 in France

    It had been a rotten night in terms of weather and we woke to a rotten day. Torrential rain turned to sleet and as we began our journey, it then turned to a blizzard of snow, blown by vicious side winds in excess of 20mph. It wasn't an easy drive!

    By now we've got into the swing of getting up, travelling between between 120km and 200km, with perhaps a stop for lunch or a supermarket, then arriving at our stopover and settling in, before doing it all again the following day. Today was a little different because we had called ahead to Clinique Veternaire Vauban in Abbeville in order to get Poppy's passport stamped ready for the ferry on Thursday. There turned out to be a drop-in session in the afternoon, so we stopped in a large car park about 300m away and after Poppy had settled herself from the drive, we walked her to the clinic.

    The staff were friendly and we were seen quickly. The vet took a double take and checked she was actually 15 years old (but was convinced of the fact when she looked at her teeth). To our relief Poppy passed her clinical exam and to our surprise she voluntarily ate the worming tablet the vet held out to her (although she turned her nose up at the treats she was then offered as a reward- contrary animal!). We left with two new stamps in the passport, €40 lighter and a rather tired Poppy.

    We'd made good progress through France so had a day in hand. We were therefore able to spend 2 nights at the lovely car park at Petit Port. Situated in a rural spot between La Canal de la Somme and the smaller Contre Canal it was a pretty place, despite the persistent rain.

    The following day we relished not having to move on. Ducks and moorhens rippled the reflections on the water surface in the golden light of dawn and apart from one brief rain shower, it stayed gloriously sunny all day. 1st May is a bank holiday in France so there were many fishers stationed on both waterways, as well as an vintage car rally that stopped by for half an hour. We took a couple of enjoyable walks along the super straight towpath. It wasn't warm but the sunshine did its job and elevated our moods.

    Having time to think about it, we spent a while discussing and tweaking our travel plans for 2019 onwards, sticking months onto our European map, their colours corresponding to their year. This way we could see our journeys over space as well as time and found a few improvements we could make to our itinerary.

    The sun set with a special treat; a view of otters on the Contre Canal! For more than an hour as the sky's colours transitioned from blue, to warm oranges and reds, then faded to grey, we caught glimpses of them swimming to and fro, collecting bits of grass for their well hidden nest!
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  • Day10

    Minneskyrkogård och kustby

    May 7, 2017 in France

    Vad är sannolikheten att vi slumpmässigt väljer en camping som ligger "vägg i vägg" med en av de största minneskyrkogårdarna för kriggsoffren från första världskriget. Över 11 000 soldater och sjuksköterskor ligger begravda i Etaples. Staden var under WW1 världens största knutpunkt för soldater och sjukhus. Känner stor vördnad att ha besökt detta.
    Efter det iväg igen. Denna gång mot Le Crotoy. Väldigt vacker kustsamhälle. Ställplats mitt i hamnen. Inte direkt endamma, bara ca 100 andra husbilar och vi..😲
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  • Day10

    Havets läckerheter på tallrik

    May 7, 2017 in France

    Hamnvandring bland stånd och restauranger fyllda med havets läckerheter. Lunch, musslor åt kärleken och duvsallad med Chevre mackor. Magiskt gott till en bråkdel av kostnaden i Sverige.

  • Day94

    A Quend

    August 24, 2016 in France

    Et bien voila, nous l'avions dit, et nois y sommes, où ça ? Et bien dans la Somme. Nous sommes dans une aire à la ferme où nous étions déja venu il y a quelques années. L'aire est toujours aussi accueillante et heureusement il restait de la place, cool car à Fort-Mahon ils sont les uns sur les autres... En plis ici le tarif est raisonnable 7€ la nuit avec l'eau, il faut compter 10€ avec l'électricité. Les emplacements sont spacieux et bien fait...Read more

  • Day101

    Toujours dans la Somme

    August 31, 2016 in France

    Nous sommes repartit aujourd'hui il y a toujours autant de monde sur les routes mais aussi beaucoup de camping cars. La Somme n'aime vraiment pas les camping caristes, c'est presque pire que sur la cote d'azur. Des panneaux d'interdictions de partout, j'ai même vu une interdiction de circuler aux camping cars aujourd'hui, ça c'est le comble...Read more

  • Day497

    Près du Château-d'Eau.

    October 1, 2017 in France

    Nous voici reparti. Après quelques jours chez mon parrain dans le Pas-de-Calais, nous avons remis le cap vers la Charente maritime.
    Aujourd'hui le temps est au gris. Nous n'avons pas effectué beaucoup de route,nous nous sommes stationnés auprès d'un Château d'Eau.

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