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  • Day1

    Sightseeing in Calais

    August 31 in France ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Schön das ihr wieder,oder neu, dabei seid...diesmal geht's zum größten Bullitreffen der Welt...nach England. Wir versuchen euch einen Eindruck von dem 1-wöchigen Trip rüber zu bringen und wünschen euch viel Spaß

    Andy und Ulli

    Heute Morgen gegen 10 Uhr hatten wir dann fertig gepackt und es ging auf die Autobahn. Durch die Niederlande und Belgien fuhren wir bei schönstem Wetter Richtung Calais in Frankreich. Dort legt Morgen früh gegen kurz nach sechs unsere Fähre nach Dover ab. Unser Stellplatz für die kurze Nacht befindet sich im Hafen...somit haben wir nachher einen kurzen Weg zur Fähre...

    Da wir schon um 16 Uhr in Calais waren...viel zu früh...aber wir wollten uns das Städtchen auch mal ein bisschen ansehen und nicht nur als Ablegehafen gebrauchen...

    ...und es hat sich gelohnt...Calais hat richtig schöne Ecken.

    Nachdem wir noch gemütlich einen Kaffee getrunken haben, machen wir es uns jetzt noch ein bisschen im Bulli gemütlich und dann geht's früh ins Bettchen. Morgen treffen wir unseren ersten Mitfahrer und fahren zusammen Richtung Ostküste. Insgesamt sind wir sechs Busse, aber jeder fährt individuell, bzw. mit dem ein oder anderen zusammen. Wir sind drei Busse die die Ostküste fahren, zwei fahren die Südküste und einer kommt auf dem Rückweg aus Schottland zu uns...Donnerstag wird sich getroffen und Freitag starten wir gemeinsam zum Treffen...
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  • Day2

    Ab auf die Fähre

    September 19 in France ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Viiiiiiel zu früh morgens hat uns der Wecker aus dem Bett geworfen. Nachdem wir die Nacht auf dem Parkplatz des Fährhafens verbracht haben, mussten wir heute pünktlich raus um unsere Fähre nach Dover zu erwischen.

    Jetzt hoffen wir, dass uns der Kaffee wach macht und das Schiff nicht zu sehr schaukelt.Read more

  • Day9

    Amiens and Villers-Bretonneux War Memor

    September 10 in France ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We had a really good day - started with breakfast in our studio apartment then a wake-up coffee for Anne before we set-off for the Sir John Monash Centre Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. It’s dedicated to the Aussies that died on the Western Front, including the 10,700 with no known grave. It’s a magnificent (if very sad) place. It was special to Anne as we were able to find the name of her grand-uncle,Samuel Hardwick, that died at the front. It also reminded me that many returning of the returning WW1 soldiers settled around Stanthorpe and named their farms, and the little hamlets/rail sidings and the roads linking them, after battles (of the Somme and Western Front) in which they had fought - Amiens Rd along with Amiens, Messines, Bapaume, Passchendaele, Bullecourt, Pozieres and Fleurbaix. After there we went to a town called Albert to see another museum, this time underground, that gave a history of the battle of the Somme particularly showing the reality of trench warfare.

    We got back to Amiens for a brief rest and dinner before we headed to Amien’s own Notre Dam Cathedral (every city/town/village has a huge church or cathedral and mostly named Notre Dam!!!). It is huge and quite fantastic (the Catholic Church does like it’s edifices🤔). After dinner at the apartment we went back for a 9.45 light show at the Cathedral- again quite magnificent, the pics don’t do it justice.

    Tomorrow to Calais for an overnight stay before heading by car ⛴ to the UK.

    Ohh I took a pic of a tiny car😁.
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  • Day1

    Pech met de landrover. ..Grrr.

    August 18 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Vervanger is ook niet onaardig. ..

  • Day35

    Family Blog - the Suttons

    July 27, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 72 °F

    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, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    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!

  • Day1

    Verladestation und Grenzkontrolle

    May 11 in France ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Die für diese Rallye einzige Grenzkontrolle und damit auch die Verladestation auf die Fähre konnten wir mit nur einem kleinen Stau nähe Brügge doch recht zügig erreichen. Kurz ins Ticket-Office und für 15:40 haben wir uns einen Platz auf der Fähre über über den Kanal gesichert! 🚢

  • Day1185

    Leaving the UK; Night ferry to Calais

    September 24 in France ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    After 8 weeks in Britain we've taken a night ferry to Calais and recommenced our continental wanderings. The 1am P&O crossing is cheaper than its daytime equivalent and a good option considering we are tightening our belts a little. During the visit home we met with Cain Narrowboats in Hull and reserved a slot for a custom built boat that should be ready for us to move into by May 2023! It's a long way off and there are many sights to see in the meantime, but we are very excited about it.

    As always, we enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Thank you to everyone we saw for making us so welcome and apologies to those we didn't make arrangements to visit. We'll hopefully see you next time!

    Some highlights of our trip included celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary by returning to Lake Bala in Wales where we got married on the shore. We renewed our vows before taking the canoe on what turned out to be a gruelling but exciting paddle, in winds up to Force 5!

    Other watery adventures included taking the helm of Vicky's Dad's boat off the beautiful Northumberland coastline and the tiller of our friend Jenny's narrowboat on the Kennet and Avon canal.

    Vicky (whose health has improved massively with medication) indulged in some jumping practice at Townfoot Stables near Alnwick and last but not least, Martha Motorhome got an MOT, full service, new front tyres and brake pads at our old garage in Dudley as well as some TLC during our stay at Riverside Gardens campsite in Nottinghamshire. With Switzerland in our sights, she's as ready to hit the road as we are!
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