Camper & France

Trip Start Jan 03, 2008
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Trip End Dec 17, 2008


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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Our camper is everything we had hoped for and more, we have plenty of room and we are all unpacked, suitcases gone and are enjoying life on the road again.
We stayed in Canterbury, Kent our first night to make sure we knew how to work everything and pick up any supplies we needed for it. The girls slept like logs, I think the suspense just drained them.
We then picked up more supplies and headed to Dover where we crossed with P&O ferries to France. It was a beautiful day & calm crossing.
So BONJOUR! We have made it to Europe where all our experiences are going to be new from here on in. The weather is still very cool at night but the days are starting to warm up. We are still a long way off the 30 deg of Miami Beach though.
We headed off down the road to Berck-Plage (beach) for the night where we came across the dreaded squat toilets. At least the girls have seen them now and it won't be a shock half way across Europe!
We are not going to be driving manic miles like we did in the USA and are just going to meander down the coast for a bit before straight lining it for Bordeaux and the wineries, where we will park up for a week and use our bikes to see the sights! Even though we maybe a little wobbly and the sights rather blurred.
We stayed rural Bayeaux, in a beautiful camper park and from there we explored Bayeaux and the D-day Beaches.
As soon as we parked up the girls got the bikes and took off with the owner's two dogs in tow! I need to get on mine and lose some of this weight I have gained from the bangers and mash and pints!
The Bayeaux Tapestry was absolutely amazing! 70 metres of history about the Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror. We each got our own little audio systems where you walk around the Tapestry and hear what is going on in each scene. I don't usually like this sort of thing but it was really cool! The town itself was beautiful especially the Cathedral Notre Dame just off the main street. Unfortunately the French version of a latte here was just as bad as the USA version, so today I had my very first sugar in a coffee (I had to, it was so strong) since the beginning of Lent!
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