Wednesday 12th August 2020
We woke up nice and early and started our day with a shower. When we are travelling we keep our washing basket, a couple of footballs, maybe a big 5L bottle of water or two at least 5 dressing gowns and anything else that can roll about as we travel in our shower, so it always feels like a lot of work before we even turn the water on. The Kontiki does have a great shower, nice a spacious and a large hot water tank, so it was well worth the effort.
After our shower we got out of the van to explore. The aire was a pretty, nondescript carpark with no signs close to a supermarket and a boulangerie - so hurrah Croissants and Pastries for breakfast! We were soon on the road and headed North.
We were expecting huge crowds of Brits to be queueing for the Euro Tunnel, but were very wrong. I don't think we have ever seen the terminal and loading areas so quiet. We arrived slightly ahead of our planned departure time, and were moved to an earlier crossing. We drove off the train and in to the Kent countryside at 10.35 and were home at Radford Towers by lunch time.
What an incredible trip; we loved exploring Spain and France, learning how to travel during a pandemic, and enjoying the wonderful sunshine. But once you decide it's time to leave, arriving home is the best feeling.
Aire at Nouvion, Somme, Hauts-de-France, France, 80860
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We are the Radford family from Milton Keynes, England and we like to travel the world in our motorhome. We have 3 boys, Eddie is 15, Harry is 13, and George is 9.
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Mount Farm, Milton Keynes
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