Monday, 29 September 2014

September 28th 2014: France: Back to Blighty

Monty the Motorhome is parked up on his home driveway taking a well deserved rest after covering almost 1800 miles in the last two weeks.

Our last night was spent very peacefully, though with a bit of concern, as Monty’s waterpump has packed up. This is the pump that caused us problems last year. We eventually had a new one fitted and that seemed ok. It has been a bit more temperamental on this French trip - suddenly starting up and running for a couple of seconds every half hour or so - but now it does not work at all. Thank goodness this didn’t happen earlier.

Our trip home was uneventful. The tunnel terminal at Calais was fairly quiet, with no sign of immigrants that are very much in the news at the Calais ferry port terminals. 

Boarding the train. The one we went on is in the middle of the picture - other vans can be seen going down the ramp ahead of us

So now it is unpacking and reflection time.

We did a lot of miles this time, but as this was our first time in France with a motorhome we wanted to go to a few different regions and get a more comprehensive flavour of the country. Next time we may well just choose an area and spend most of our time there. Who knows - next time we may be passing through the country on route to another destination.

So it’s au revoir for now and to slightly misquote Lewis Carroll - 
the time has come to talk of many things, 
of shoes and ships and waterpumps, 

of cabbages and kings.

Our collection of 18 bottles of plonk. That's not much by some people's standards, but it is 'wine lake' by ours.

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