Trip Start Jul 26, 2008
61Trip End Sep 19, 2008
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the myriad of luggage we've got for the continent. Au revoir to Chris
and onto the Eurostar bound for Lille,France. Very quick crossing
(1hr30mins) - Michelle didn't really realize that the 'dark bit' was
the Channel Tunnel! Arrived in Lille @ 1230, had told the lease company
(Peugeot) in very poor French that I needed the car @ 1400, so we had a
bit of a wait at Lille station. Michelle managed to order burgers and
chips for lunch for us all while we waited.
Baptism of fire when the Puegeot arrived - double parked with its hazard lights on in
front of the train terminal
and we were on our own. I must admit it felt bit weird driving a
left-hand drive manual, and will admit to a few 1st to 4th gear
changes!. Car (Peugeot Expert Teepee) is going to be great I think -
plenty of room to camp out of the back of.
Put our trust in
Mr Garmin (GPS) who promptly led us to the nearest service station to
fill up. Spotted a big shopping centre on the way out of Lille, so
stocked up on groceries and wine! Headed for Paris on the A1 motorway
(3 lanes), travelling at the posted 130kph - worked out the cruise
control on the way - bonus. Trusted the Garmin again all the way to
the entrance of Camping International Paris - great job. Bit hairy
driving through the 'burbs of Paris - bit hard to judge how wide the
car is! Tea and a walk along the banks of the Seine . . . .