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Onward into Germany

12th June 2010 by Helen
Early morning walk at Zoet water after leaving campsite

Early morning walk at Zoet water after leaving campsite

Early start as soon as the first of the genuine site campers left the site.  After a couple of hours driving we stopped off at an out of town shopping centre where we spent a couple of hours in the German equivalent of B&Q.  Massive store, very well laid out with plenty of choice.  A bit confused by the mix of imperial and metric measurements.  We thought Britain went metric because of our membership of Europe and that we are not allowed to use imperial measurements anymore.  After lunch a very frustrating afternoon driving round in circles trying to find a campsite where Paul could do some work on the car.  Eventually found a campsite in Diez, quite a bit south of our intended route.  Massive campsite, mostly Germans, decent facilities, not very expensive.  Nice to sleep lying down.

We’re off!!

12th June 2010 by Helen
Paul in a pensive mood thinking of family as we leave on the ferry.  Check out the Gallery for more photos of our departure.

Paul in a pensive mood thinking of family as we leave on the ferry. Check out the Gallery for more photos of our departure.

Made it!  On the road at last, or should I say on the sea.  After some tearful family farewells at the port we caught the 1.30 ferry from Ramsgate to Ostende in Belgium, which means we’ve missed out France.  Have to get it on the way back.  

A grey and drizzly day but a smooth and easy crossing.  Arrived in Belgium 6.30 pm local time and drove for a couple of hours before looking for a campsite.  Eventually, after asking a few people, a kind young man led us in his car to a campsite near Neerijse.  By now it was 10.30 and the site reception was closed so we parked in the entrance by the washblock and slept in the cab.  Front seats very upright and leg room too short.  Resulting in a very uncomfortable night.