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Europe » France » Nord-Pas de Calais » Dunkerque September 24th 2008

PM Wednesday Well,we arrived safely in St Pol Sur Mer and found the Hotel, a premiere classe at 36 Euro's a night, good value. Newish, clean & tidy, shower - that travelers on the Fred. Olsen Cruise Ships would be very familiar with. Went looking for a quaint little French Restaurant to celebrate our first evening in a fine food country. However, after walking quite a few kilometers through a town type area, we eventually made the decision that we had gone far enough, and our first meal was at a kebab shop “Snack Pol Delice” and availed ourselves of the “eat in” facility. I have to say we were made very welcome and enjoyed what we ate. A kebab and a burger, both with frites and two cola lights. It will of course go down ... read more

Europe » France » Nord-Pas de Calais » Dunkerque September 24th 2008

1410 hours Wednesday, 24 September, 2008. As I write this blog entry, we are sat in the shuttle train at Folkestone awaiting departure. Having heard on the radio on the way down that a Eurostar had broken down in the Tunnel this morning, and there were two hours delays, we arrived to be told by Tunnel staff, that this was only affecting Freight Trains. So, having had a very pleasant journey down - ignoring the weather, because of course it was raining, we only ended up with enough time to buy a couple of sandwiches and coffee, before joining the embark traffic for the Shuttle. What a surreal experience the shopping area was! Having experienced many busy departure lounges over the years, this place was almost deserted in fact I think we were the only customers ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich September 12th 2008

Steve: Well the Euro tunnel is booked; 1420 hours Wednesday, 24 September, 2008. So the adventure is about to begin. The original plan was for us to enjoy a British summer before we left, giving ourselves time to sort out various things. Well, the British summer hasn't arrived yet! We aren't going to wait for it. We have been slowly arranging everything for our departure. We picked our new car up, 22nd August - a Toyota RAV4 - after completing 6 different vehicle test drives. Driving the Freelander 2 was good fun, but a little outside our price range. We drove to Cornwall and completed nearly 1000 miles in five days, much more than we are planning to actually do in practice and all went well, especially driving around some very dodgy roads, in deepest darkest ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich July 9th 2008

Hi all, Well this is our Travelblog. Steve and Pat. We have recently retired and are currently planning our trip. We should be leaving the UK, late 2008, and travelling through France, Belgium, Italy, Greece and Cyprus. We have a few idea's of what and where our journey will take us, but essentially, the travelling itself is one of our dreams. ... read more

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