Hot air ballon over Eindhoven.
Lovely evening with clear blue skies.
It seems a little strange to be heading north in the UK when our ferry leaves from Dover on Sunday, but we have a the pleasure of attending Nikita and Ed's wedding at Handforth tomorrow. We stopped off at Buxton for a flying visit to two of our daughters before heading to our pub camper stop in Adlington, the Miners Arms, an excellent country pub close to the Middlewood way, so Logan was pleased with his lovely walk in the sunshine along this old railway line. The pub food and beer was very good, and the locals friendly.
SaturdayWe woke to the birds singing and another lovely sunny day. After breakfast we drove to the Church to the wedding, Nikita, life long friend of Polly's, looked beautiful and elegant, everyone had a lovely time, we even caught up with a couple of our old scouts, Les enjoyed teasing them about their scouting days. Thanks Mr and Mrs Jones for inviting us.pSundayWe woke early to the sound of airplanes arriving at Manchester airport, we were right on the flight path, pretty sure they're only 100ft above us. We left at around 9.00am and drove south on yet another lovely sunny day.
Is it the 'Milk Tray Man?
No it's the McFlurry man!
Motorway pretty much all the way, fast but boring, when I say fast I mean 50 mph! 'Dream Catchers' preferred speed.We arrived at Dover 4.30pm and found a pub with a garden to have a meal before going to the dock. At 6.15, a little early, we booked in and the chap said we could take the earlier ferry which is about to leave. Within 5 minutes of driving aboard we set sail and an hour later we were in Calais. Although the refugee camp has been removed in Calais, we noticed quite a few young people hanging about or playing games on open spaces, these areas seemed to have a small police presence around them, it would seem that the problem still exists but just not in one big camp, life must be very difficult for these youngsters.Half an hour north and we arrived at our overnight stop at Gravelines, a place we have stopped several times before, overlooking the harbour/marina. After a cold beer and a little Scottish nightcap we turned in.Monday.Today feels like we're really on our way! Doris, our satnav tells us it's 14 hours driving to the ferry from Denmark to Norway, but before we
Mr and Mrs Jones
Congratulations Ed and Nikita.
can leave today there a few jobs to do. Our interior lights are not working, after a bit of investigating, maintenance traces the fault to the fuse, that changed and we've got lights. Next to Super U, the supermarket for a few supplies and fuel. It's 11.15am before we hit the road! Cruising through France, crossing into Belgium, sitting for an hour and a half in a traffic jam on the outskirts of Antwerp and then into Netherlands for an overnight stop in Eindhoven The park and ride on the outskirts allows 10 campers to stop overnight for €3. It's 5.30 when we arrive, 30 degrees in the sun. Housekeeping does a bit of washing, it will dry in no time in this heat! We ate pasta for tea, followed by a two minute walk to McDonalds for Mcflurries for dessert. Yummy! It's still hot when we turn in, but the washing is dry!
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