August 1st 2018.
We were on the road by 7.30 am this morning and travelled due East on ordinary roads, many of which desperately need repairing until we hit the M20 which brought us into Dover by 10.00 am. Passport check and any other formalities were virtually non existent but we were given a boarding pass for the 11.10 ferry instead of the 12.10 which suited us fine and we were one of the first vehicles to board. The crossing was smooth and the sun shone brilliantly and as the lounge was empty when we boarded we sat at a table with a view of the bow of the ferry and were able to watch the multitude of other ships at sea and watch us dock in Calais.
There were no checks at all in Calais and we drove straight out and were soon on the road to Rouen. After an hour or so we stopped at he services Baie de Somme which is a favourite of ours, here whilst sitting in the sunshine we chose tonight’s aire which was a further 25 miles on, well off the autoroute.
This aire at Incheville has electric hookup, water and waste disposal for the sum of 9.5 euros per night, it is situated at the side of a large lake which we enjoyed a walk alongside.
After our evening meal we went for a walk into the village I’d offered to treat Michelle to a Kir and I was looking forward to a pression, we try to spend some money in the locality when we stay on an aire, unfortunately like many rural towns there wasn’t anything open, the local bar/ restaurant The Marroniere was firmly closed at 8 pm! Ah well another time another place.