A costly beginning
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Looks like this part of our trip was disaster in many ways................. Even my blog of it dissappeared so I will have to start it again.!!
Left London bound for Dover and the ferry with many of my family text messaging us to wish us well. The coutryside was looking good with Spring happening. It was an uneventful crossing to Calais on the Pride of Burgundy and as I started up the Nissan to drive off we noticed a new noise and eventually put it down to a small hole in the exhaust as we knew that it was badly corroded. Moved onto a motorway and I was constantly focussed on the fact that I was driving on the right hand side of the road.
With the help of our Europe camping guide book Andrew navigated us to one he had selected. It was now Friday and the book said that it would be open the first week in April. At the gate the owners told us that they opened on Saturday but were OK with us staying for the night. Their large black, hairy, dog brightened up and they explained that he enjoyed the holidaymakers and knew that the season was about to begin. In true "Allo Allo" accents the guy gave us the run down on how to lock the door at the shower etc. It was misting with a fine rain and we set up the tent to offload some of our gear to enable us to sleep in the van. I heated up oxtail soup and rice and we ate it up and soon it warmed us up.