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  • Day2

    Ab auf die Fähre

    September 19, 2019 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.
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    Irene Falkner

    Wünsche euch eine gute überfahrt

  • Day1

    Sightseeing in Calais

    August 31, 2019 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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    Petra usw.

    sooo schön <3 .... bei mir gibt es bis zum 27. 9. nur Wochenendtrips... und dann erzähl ich auch wieder ein paar Geschichten und zwar von der Schweiz

  • Day47

    Calais to Dover - Ferry Fail

    January 23, 2020 in France ⋅ ⛅ 41 °F

    At the start of the Paris leg, I knew I wanted to see the White Cliffs of Dover from the sea. Getting Paris via then back to England on the ferry accomplished that. The transportation strike had me worried but that got cleared up 2 days ago. Now all i needed was fair winds and calm seas.
    So far it’s not gone well. I booked my ticket with DFDS Ferry, as I didn’t have a car I booked a ticket with a bike. There was no pedestrian only option. Now, I admit that when I booked, I thought it was odd that there was no pedestrian only option, but as DFDS offered an upgraded ferry seating area, complete with champagne, I thought I was good to go. l show up to the terminal in plenty of time only to learn that I really do need a bike to get on the ferry. There is no way for me to "walk" on. What kind of ferry will only let you take a bike and you can’t walk on? You can fit 4 people in a car for 1 price and here I am wanting to pay for a ticket without a vehicle. After a few minutes in discussion with DFDS, I left their ticket agent, went next door to the ticket agent at P&O and purchased a pedestrian ticket for 39 euro's. I will try to get my money back from DFDS, but who knows.

    Now, I'm sitting all alone in the ferry terminal, waiting for my boat. Slightly anti-climatic.
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    Marc Scheulin

    Another adventure in off season travel. Did DSDF at least refund your ticket?

    Pam Welty

    I contacted DSDF and they are reviewing. I explained that if pedestrian travel is not at all allowed that needed to be front and center on their website. We will see what happens.

  • Day147

    Eurotunnel Calais

    February 24, 2020 in France ⋅ 🌬 10 °C

    The plan was for a nice relaxed couple of hours drive from Ry Village to here. Didn't exactly turn out as planed. We left with more than enough time to spare which was just as well. As it got dark the rain started to fall and the wind picked up. As we weren't using tolls we were driving along the unlit D roads with virtually no visabilaty, add to that the patches of thick fog that kept popping up and all in all it was a bit of a pain journey. Jaynes heart rate peaked at about 125bpm but was above 110bpm for most of the drive.
    After finally reaching Calais, check in was smooth and hassle free, we even got on to an earlier train so were back in the UK by 10pm.
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  • Day35

    Final 'Gallery' of tour

    July 27, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    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!
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    Jane Leech

    Glad to see some evidence of sleep! Thanks for the entertaining and informative blog. See you all soon.🙂

    Richard Kilby

    and while they sleep, there is no queue at Nonni the ice cream parlour.....and plenty of room inside!

  • Day16

    Under the sea

    December 26, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    We decided to switch up our travel and train back to London from Paris. This meant going through the Chunnel! The engineering feat that links the UK to mainland Europe via a tunnel under the sea. The whole thing is mind boggling.

    Train trail is better than flying except for packing your luggage onto the car. It is better for the snacks you can bring. We had a lot of left over cheese from yesterday that we took on the train with us and had a train picnic! Complete with Bordeaux wine.
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    Renee Francis

    Well done!

  • Day49

    Calais: Waiting for the Ferry

    June 19, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    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.
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    Bruce Erichsen

    Love the stained glass

    Jacquie Zimprich


  • Day1

    Pech met de landrover. ..Grrr.

    August 18, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Vervanger is ook niet onaardig. ..

    Jos Meuge

    De daktent paste niet?

    Maruschka Warta

    Prachtige nieuwe auto ...... ook daar kunnen we een mooie vakantie mee hebben 🤘

    Jos Meuge

    Jammer 😔

    Jos Meuge

    Van de landrover

  • Day5

    Den4 Cesta do UK III.

    May 15, 2017 in France ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Tak sme v Calais :-). Casovo uplne idealne. Po check-in a pasovej kontrole este rychly nakup (Campari) a obcerstvenie a vzrusenie moze zacat. Boli sme poslednym autom v nasom vagone do Eurotunnela. Vlak vyzeral presne ako vlaky z filmu Hunger Games :-) Auta su pekne nasackovane tesne jedno za druhym, a to nielen dole, ale este aj na poschodi. Cele to bol 35 minutovy zazitok a sup ... uz sme v UK aj so vsetkymi vodicmi, ktori sa tu zblaznili a jazdia na opacnej strane cesty. O tom ale uz neskor.
    Ta posledna foto je priamo z vagona - stena pred nami je zavreta priecka medzi nasim a predchadzajucim voznom. S nasim autom vsetko poriadne natesno, aj do sirky aj do vysky.
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  • Day69

    Day 69 - Bruges to Calais, 76 miles

    June 23, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    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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Fréthun, Frethun, فريثون, Фретен, 62185, 弗雷坦