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May 15, 2018 - Passchendale

Day 9 - Tuesday 15th May Early morning walk along the wall around part of the old town. It is a massive brick built wall with a wide moat outside it. It used to go all around the old town but now only part of the East & South walls remain. It is wide on the top with bike & pedestrian paths. The Menin Gate is to the North of the East wall & the main road from the East goes through at that point. After the walk we upped & drove out to Zonnebeke to visit the Passchendale Museum there. The most expensive museum so far at €9 each but it was one...

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Jan 14, 2018 - Off To Morocco

Day 1 - Sunday 14th January 2018 Left home about 3pm after saying goodbye to our family & drove down to Dover. We were booked on the midnight ferry across the channel to Dunkirk. I gambled that we would get tacked onto the 8pm ferry if we got to Dover by 7pm & as luck would have it we were, at no extra charge. This meant that we got to Dunkirk by 11.30pm(French time) instead of 3.30am so a lot better. When we disembarked all we had to do was drive round to the ticket office car park & settle down there for the night. A free overnight stop &...

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Sep 11, 2016 - We're Off!

Lowestoft to Dunkirk, France - 185 miles Left home about 2.30pm after saying goodbye to both lots of children & grandchildren. Got to Dover just after six pm & after a quick drive up to look at Dover Castle and the National Trust park at the top of the white cliffs we decided to check in early. We got to the port about 7pm & went through the new immigration checks & the Customs point before we got to the DFDS ferry check-in still with nearly three hours to go before our departure time. The advantage of the Motorhome is that you can just...

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Feb 12, 2015 - Back To Dunkirk

We got away at 7.30am in the dark for the last leg up through Luxembourg, Belgium & back through France to the ferry terminal at Dunkirk. Again it was motorways nearly all the way so it was easy going apart from heavy traffic near the cities in the way. We did stop to log a cache in both Luxembourg & Belgium to keep up our record of logging at least one cache in all the countries we have visited on this trip. We got to Dunkirk about 3pm & went straight to the ferry terminal but unfortunately we couldn't get on a ferry tonight so booked for...

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Sep 24, 2013 - Thoughts

An amazing 5 months of travel through some of the more interesting lands of Europe. Our minds have been overloaded and jumbled with magnificent sights of castles, mountain ranges, mountain passes, raging rivers, ravines, canyons, gorges, medieval towns, cathedrals, mosques, churches. We have visited or passed through 18 countries, tried to learn Hello in 12 languages, crossed many borders (some unnoticed and others with difficulty). We have met many people from these lands, learnt many things about their history, both ancient and recent,...

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Mar 31, 2008 - Dunquerque, France

Having had a great night's sleep in the van, we tidied and 'secured' everything for the ferry journey across to France. We left plenty of time to drive into Dover (the campsite - Black Horse Farm Campsite - was quite a way out in a village) and go through passport control for the ferry. However, Dover seems to be just one street straight throuh to the ferry port so we got there with plenty of time. Found a seat next to the windows once on the ferry, when enquiring where the recycling bins were to put old newspapers into, we were told 'the...

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Aug 30, 2007 - Valencia to Dunkirk

Thursday 30th August: the start of two long days of driving. We drove all day from Huesca to Nantes. It was a picturesque drive through the Pyrenees and Bordeaux. We arrived at Nantes just before dark. Friday 31st August: We were up early as we had to get all the way up to Dunkirk and we wanted to stop of at Mont St-Michel. Mont St Michel is an amazing sight. You can see it from miles away it stands all by itself on a small island just off the main land. It was used as a fortress and it was the only place in western and northern France not...

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