Day 7 - Time to go Home

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    Our check out time from the cottage was 10am, but our ferry wasn't until 2pm.  So, we had a bit of time to kill and not a terribly long drive to the boat.  So, we decided to try to locate the "Kit's Coty" which is just above Maidstone.  Kit's Coty is one of two pre-historic monoliths thought to be older than even Stonehenge.  Well, heck if we could find it!

We even stopped for directions on the precise road but somehow ended up back on an on-ramp to the highway.  So, that is for another trip after much research.  So, perhaps we can get on an earlier boat.

Well, that wasn't to be the case.  Not only was the earlier boat full, but also late.  An hour late to be precise.  So, we sat at the ferry docks for ages before finally boarding.  Luckily, the weather was nice and we sat out on deck for the entire trip.

Our fun wasn't completely over though as the traffic in France was unreal!  Enter traffic jam #1.  We finally get past that and move on.  This is an extremely dull section of highway and you do NOT want to ever stop at a French "rest stop".  Unlike many rest stops where you have toilets, sinks, etc, the French ones just have a hole that you are supposed to hover over.  Forget about their being toilet paper either!  So, use the facilities on the boat and/or hold it until you get to Belgium!

Finally, we made it to Belgium and were making pretty good time.  We stopped for a pizza along the way and were getting pretty tired.  Enter huge traffic jam #2.  It begans miles outside of Antwerp and continued through Antwerp.  What normally would have taken us 30 minutes, now took us 1 1/2 hours.

Finally, we crossed the Belgium/ Holland border!  The final stretch!!!  I was so happy to see our house as we turned onto our street.  Inside, we were happily greeted by Jaap's Aunt, our dog, and our cat.  God, we were tired!  It's always great to travel, but also great to come back home.
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