We are parked in the snow at the aire by the Sailing Club on the coldest day by far we’ve been in the motorhome.
It’s funny to see it so empty and quiet – there is only one other motorhome next to us – as last time we came here at Easter 2011, it was chock-a-block with RVs, even down the road, parked like sardines. There were quite a few people walking earlier on, but they’ve all left now, as it’s getting late in the afternoon and it will be dark within one hour or so.
We’ve just been for a very pleasant walk on the sand dunes and it seemed almost surreal to see them covered in snow. Once again, we got carried away taking pictures, but it is such an unusual sight, that one feels compelled to catch and immortalise the moment.
We got up very early this morning (6.30 am) in order to catch the 11.20 am crossing to Calais from Folkestone. We left the house at 8.15 am, after filling up with water and packing last minute items. It was too cold to leave the water in the tank last night, as we didn’t want to risk it freezing and wrecking the water tank or pipes. We made very good time and arrived in Folkestone at 10.40, but the train was delayed by 20 minutes and we finally arrived in Calais at 1.1 5 pm local time.
We didn’t feel like driving too far and, as it was snowing and the roads were covered in the white stuff and ice, we just settled for Le Touquet and were here just after 2.30pm. I felt very tired and went straight for a siesta, while Adonis took Bramble for a walk in the snow.
I am really enjoying the peace and quiet here. It looks like our neighbours are getting ready to depart, so we might well be the only ones camping here tonight. Imagine that: The only campers at Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, the Hollywood of the Atlantic Coast!: That’s definitely one for the books.
This aire costs €9.50 for the night, plus €2 for 100 litres of water and electricity hook-up for 1 hour, which we don’t need as batteries are fully charged and water tank full. I must note here that the Gendarmes come to check that you have a parking ticket!!!