Before we left there was the small business of picking up my birthday present - a brand new Specialized Dolce Triple,
On the Friday, having dropped the dog off at my parents, we drove to Dover for our overnight stop before crossing over to Dunkirk on Saturday morning. We stayed at a lovely site not far from the port in Martin Mill called Hawthorn Farm , lovely big pitch with electric and very clean facilities which we used instead of using our own - why not it's all included in the pitch price!
The next morning we headed to the port for our crossing, parked on the ferry and headed for the first class lounge - oh how I love the first class lounge! Piece and quiet for a couple of hours and endless cups of tea and coffee and snacks and a selection of newspapers to read. There's supposed to be free WiFi but I've yet to work out where the best place to sit in the lounge is. An uneventful crossing and 2 hours later we were on the road to our weekend spot in Rumegies at a lovely site called Camping Le Petit Clos .
When we arrived at the site we had a choice of pitches - all on grass (or mud in one case) with electric hook up and water serving each pitch. We chose the smallest one !
Sunday morning we were up early to drive to Beuvry La Foret where we'd decided to watch the cyclists come through Sector 14. First of all we parked up on the kerb but whilst I was cooking breakfast the Gendarmes asked us to move as we were in the wrong place!
Before breakfast we went for a wander towards the start of the sector
After the cavalcade the junior teams cycled through - a good warm up to the pros cycling past.
Being on the course meant I could pick up a souvenir (no, not a cobble - although tempting for next time)
The only other excitement was witnessing migrants being removed from the back of a lorry in a service station on the way back to Dunkirk on Monday!
An absolutely brilliant weekend as usual - can't wait to do it all again.