The Five Star Vagabond

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Dover Calais Ferry

June 16, 2016 by David Herd

Uttoxeter in Staffordshire

Dover Calais Ferry Dover Calais Ferry from England to France was our starting point for our road trip to Brugge and Versailles, which finished in Brighton on the south coast of England. I was travelling with two English friends Bill Austin & Dave Catchpole, & the reason our trip started in Uttoxeter was to visit my good friend Alan Austin (Bill’s brother) who was a guest of Her Majesty for a rather major indiscretion involving transportation of a certain white powder from Spain to England.

Overnight at Maidstone

Dover Calais Ferry We stayed in the Townhouse Hotel in Maidstone which was excellent and left early for Dover, little did I realise at the time that quite a bit of tension would build up between the 3 of us over the coming days. Bill & I had been on successful road trips in the past which went as smooth as silk, however adding Dave to this trip seemed to effect the dynamics resulting in an unfortunate parting of the ways in Brighton.

First glimpse of the white cliffs

Dover Calais Ferry We really didn’t explore Dover, instead we went straight to the ferry terminal.

Waiting in the queue

Dover Calais Ferry There were certainly a lot of vehicles making the crossing.

Lots of trucks carrying freight

Dover Calais Ferry The trucks go on the ferry first then the private vehicles.

Ferries are quite large.

Dover Calais Ferry Which is comforting given the weather conditions can be rather rough in the channel.

A little chilly on deck

Dover Calais Ferry Bill and I looking forward to leaving Dover.

Incoming Dover Calais Ferry

Dover Calais Ferry They seem to be rather frequent travelling both ways.

Farewell to the white cliffs.

Dover Calais Ferry I guess any time old guys like me talk about the white cliffs of Dover a particular song comes to mind.

Let’s hear it Vera.

The magnificent white cliffs

Dover Calais Ferry The cliffs look quite fantastic, only 22 miles to Calais.

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Dover Calais Ferry, about 2 hours.

Dover Calais Ferry Where are all the people?

Arriving in Calais

Dover Calais Ferry With nobody to meet us but the seagulls, many thanks for visiting my Dover Calais Ferry photo blog.

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