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  • Day35

    Family Blog - the Suttons

    July 27 in France

    We have to thank the CYOCYch tour so much for the past week. You gave us the “why” to make the effort to take this trip, and what a reward we received.
    The concerts were incredible and it was a real pleasure to witness such wonderful young people enjoying themselves and doing NMPAT proud. We saw how Czech and Slovak audiences were taken aback by the quality of the orchestra and choir; and the genuine happiness and appreciation in their applause and standing ovations was lovely to see.
    As a family we had a brilliant time exploring each town and city and being real tourists. The places are amazing. And whilst we didn’t feel we ‘stalked’ Dasha and you all too much; it was very funny to frequently bump into you all in various places along the route. Then again, it’s hard not to miss 119 musicians stomping through town! Finally, a huge thank you to the staff who took care of our children but let them be themselves.
    Roll on tour 2020. Count us in...
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  • Day35

    Final 'Gallery' of tour

    July 27 in France

    So there really could only be one set of photos to finish our 'gallery' sessions on tour! Apologies to coach 2 but obviously I could only 'snap the sleepers' on my own coach; I would imagine the picture was very similar though!

    Music on class, then you can begin!

  • Day49

    We spent two nights in Calais before taking the ferry to England. We found out that buying our ferry tickets a day in advance saved us 52 Euros! We walked around the town and enjoyed seeing the Town Hall, done in Flemish Renaissance architecture. Much of the interior is stucco, but looks like other materials, such as stone or wood.

    Shown are the beautiful stained glass window depicting the return of Calais from England to France, the upstairs hallway, the city council chamber, and the wedding chamber.Read more

  • Day34

    Home tonight.

    June 13, 2017 in France

    I'm writing this at the Calais terminal waiting to board.
    While having breakfast this morning at a boulangier an English bulldog came and put his head on my lap and looked at me as if to say it is time to go home. We were going to stay tonight near Calais then get a morning ferry tomorrow but we made good time from the champagne country to the port so we booked on the next boat. We still have about 130 miles to drive once we get off but with the days being very long we should get home in daylight. The first thing I'm going to do when we get home is have a cup of tea. Then a nice long sleep in a familiar bed. Bliss.Read more

  • Day49

    Calais Sights

    June 19 in France

    Here are several sights in Calais. Included is also an old Watch Tower that has been through an earthquake and two world war worth of bombings. It is still standing due to all the repairs.

  • Day69

    Last ride on the continent today and was not looking good to start as I awoke to the sound of heavy rain and thunder however forecast said it would clear. Didn't feel the greatest either after last night so hanging around until 11ish waiting for the rain to stop wasn't a bad thing.

    Once heading off in drizzle I didn't expect the weather in ended up going. By the time I reached the Belgium coast there wasn't a cloud in the sky and I even needed to get the sunscreen out for the first time in over two weeks.

    Beautiful wide beaches but not the most characteristic of coasts with the towns lacking a any real culture. As you cross over the border into France heavy industry takes over around Dunkirk and the coastal route heads inland slightly.

    Heading into the evening sunshine and riding along small country lanes through barley fields it was a nice moment to look back on the trip and try and start to take it all in.

    With the ferry booked for tomorrow morning it was time for a relaxed evening in a hotel by the beach in Calais and after an evening walk got to watch an incredible storm cross the chanel as the sun set. Dramatic end to an amazing trip.

    Two more days on the bike back to London to come but first is the ferry in the morning.
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  • Day2

    Fähre Calais

    September 24, 2017 in France

    Nach der Tagwache um 07.00 Uhr früh ging es zuerst auf den Hundespaziergang. Entlang dem Fluss in Richtung Städtchen war es nicht nur für Aiko spannend, sondern man sieht morgens um diese Zeit so richtig wie die Natur erwacht. Um 09.00 konnten wir erst unsere bestellten Baguettes holen und so konnten wir nicht mehr in Ruhe frühstücken, sondern mussten zügig noch den Tank füllen und in Richtung Calais düsen. Leider habe ich eine Ausfahrt zu früh genommen und so durfte wir zu viert noch eine extra Runde fahren. Angekommen in Calais war es sehr gut beschildert und es führte uns zum abgesicherten Dok der Fähre. Wir kamen uns vor wie in einem Hochsicherheitsgefängnis, so gut war alles eingezäunt. Dann wurden wir vom Miltiär gut kontrolliert und mussten die Ausweise, dann die Formalitäten am englischen Zoll und zum Schluss noch die Prozedur mit der Hundeeinreise durchmachen, doch alles in allem hat gut geklappt. Dann hiess es in der gut gefüllten Fähre zu verweilen was uns bei einem Bierchen ganz gut gelang.Read more

  • Day1

    Nice evening in calais FOS... fabulous! 25° and a lovely chilled evening.

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