The time as finally come we’v been planning our trip for the last year.
Our plan is to set of on June 4 Dover to Calais on our 6 months adventure. But first we have to get the van serviced, long term insurance for van in Europe, Medical insurance for us and break down insurance so many things to do.
We said fairwell to our friends and family and set off on June 3rd from Hull to Dover.
We stayed the night in Dover on the sea front with 12 other motorhome waiting for tomorrow’s ferry.
We left Dover at 1200 on misty day arrived in Calais 1400 the weather was dull and cloudy.
We Set off for our first destination trying to remember to drive on the wrong side of the road🤔. The journey went well until we came to some road works. Were the road was shut with no alternative route. So we put an alternative route in the sat nav which came out on a different road to the same road works. So we got the map out and made our own route. We arrived at our first destination 1 hour 15minutes late, never mind it’s all part of the fun🙄. :Cruel Sue Mere: a lovely little sea side town in France. we parked on a aire near the sea over night with all service facilities and it was free.
The weather was still not very good misty and dull but warm.
So we went for a walk along the sea front and guess what we found a BAR. So we had a few drinks to get over the stress of the journey. 😊
We decided to move on the next day, so off we went on a 2 hour 30 minute journey to :La Mailleraye sur Saine: A beautiful place 8 mile from the sea on the river Saine. We’v been before Pat love’s it so we booked in for 3 nights 5€ a night. We had some rain over night but the next day by 1100 the sun came out so we chilled out on this lovely site.
The next day it was a lovely day so we decided to go on a bike ride. There are cycle tracks all along the river. We have 2 folding bikes which go into the storage area and fit nicely in the van.
So off we went on a bike ride. The plan was to go 5 miles along the river then get a small ferry over to the other side then follow the track along the to another ferry that would give us a round trip.
So off we went to to the first ferry. Only 3 minutes to the other side 3 car’s and us. We followed the cycle track about 3 miles to the other ferry but about 1 mile down the track it got smaller and smaller it got to narrow to ride our bikes. We didn’t want to go back so we walked.
Through the jungle lol.
Anyway we made it to the second ferry. Pat was not very happy with me and on top if it all she had a sore bum from riding her bike. 😁 Over the ferry and back to our van. we had a laugh over our adventure bike ride. Opened a bottle of wine as you do😎
All for now more to come D P.