At sea! Seem to have free Wi-Fi, so I thought that a quick update is in order as we head off out of Loon Plage on the ferry, Dunkerque Seaways. First caravan on the ferry, right at the back, so we get a free wash if there is any spray and we will be first off in Dover, assuming the battery isn't flat!!!
The trip up here from St Claire was simple, left at 09:00hrs, and had to stop for a 30 minute break in a quiet Aire for a cup of tea and a snooze as we were going to arrive at the DFDS terminal too early.
I'm not sure if the WiFi will be available the whole trip, so there may be a few updates over the next couple of hours.
Well, we are finally on our way, about 40 minutes late, but the crossing isn't far, it's 14;42 (French time). The sky is overcast and the sea, calm, so it should be a pleasant crossing. We are currently reversing off the ramps into the wider harbour, passing nearly empty docks and containers. One lone coaster (small cargo boat) graces the long jetty, loaded to the wheel house with containers as we spin around to face forward and head on out of the harbour, away from France... We really don't want to leave, but it's too late to do anything about it now!
Tonight we will be driving to a campsite, Slinfold Caravan Club site, near Guildford so that we can visit our son, Andy and his girlfriend, Rhia, our final stop on our way home.
Back on board, and the exchange rate is not very good here at €1.53 to buy £1, so we'll wait until we get back to the UK before we change any cash. The car and caravan look happy on deck saying their farewell's to France. The car will be especially pleased to get a decent litre or two of English Diesel, the French Gazole seems somewhat thicker, leaving the front of the caravan covered in black deposits!
Well, we are nearly back in UK waters and the Duty Free is about to shut, but what do we want Duty Free for? We have been to France!