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September 26th 2016
Published: September 26th 2016
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Morning start to the Ferry port in Newhaven
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Shipton Bellinger to Newhaven port to catch Ferry to Dieppe via A272.

The idea of this trip is to avoid motorways and toll ways where possible. There are faster and more simple routes than the one I took today but this went through some pretty pleasant countryside. The shades of Autumn are beginning to show here. Just not many places to stop. The weather was dull rainy then sunny then rainy again... Not a good day for the top down and pictures.

Arriving at the Ferry port well ahead of the required time gave me chance to top up on water and things for the trip. For me not the car. The car is behaving pretty well so far without any bother. The roof definitely needs replacing before I do any more trips like this though. The old fabric has stretched in the wet and wind from higher speeds on the motorway yesterday.

Pictures today are almost all of the Ferry crossing whilst it was daylight. Newhaven port itself might be worth a visit in the future. The defence positions still sit proudly overlooking the Channel whether they are open to day trippers I don't
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Arrived! ready to depart
know but Ill try to schedule a look in on the return leg.

Arrived in Dieppe at 22:30. Finally found the IBIS hotel tucked away off a feeder road. The Satnav says "you have reached your destination"..There it was tucked away in the corner behind a row of bushes...Anyway all is well.

Plan is to leave after breakfast in the morning which is served until 10am so I'm in no rush!


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On board ready for the off. The next Budget Family saloon car on the left prior to manufacture
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The way forward
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The updrafts were obviously in good shape! Paragliding over Newhaven
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Another look at the recycling yard and maybe the new car!
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Coastal defences..
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onward and backward...That's the way forward but we're in reverse! The Ferry turns round outside the harbour
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White cliffs
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Break water?
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White cliffs again.. off the Port side
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The pilot boat has done its bit for the day
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The white cliffs again
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Dieppe
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Dieppe arrival terminal


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