The sun has got it hat on..hip hip hip hurray! There is nothing quite like the feeling of waking up to sun rays streaming through the windows and especially when its your birthday. Craig is celebrating his 46th birthday today, so time to go and have some fun.
After breakfast, we donned on wellies and headed to the beach. First taking a toot along the pier and watching all the ferries arrive from England. As we reached the end of the pier we could just see the white cliffs of Dover. A quick wave to everyone before we turned around and wellied on down the board walk and over to the beach.
We let Mac n Tosh off their lead and they were off. Party time of the beach! They were running around like crazy and enjoying every second. Today, we had a squeaky tennis ball and we had them darting back and forth. Then as we reached the sea, Craig chucked the ball right in to the waves. No questiions asked Mac n Tosh took the plug and went for their first skinny dip. Yo bro, this is cool stuff. They splished and splashes around like no tomorrow. They had a whale of a time. After an hour or so it was time to call it quits and take the two soggy dogs back to the motorhome but not before they had one final roll in the sand.
We arrived back gave them a rub down and then left them in the sun to dry out. Once dry they snuggled up on their bed and slipped off to sleep. With two knackered pooches, time to hit the road. We got out our new little monkey bike or should I say Honda MSX125 and went for a ride. We headed south along the coastal road for about 10 mile. What a lovley stretch of coastline – quiet and clean. With the odd sand dune and coastal home it was a pleasant drive. Then on the way back, we zipped back in to Calais town, not for a toot but for a birthday cake. I got us an apple tart and a raspeberry flan, oh and a fresh baguette. We looked a right pair riding back through the town with 2 cake boxes and a 2 foot long bread stick in my mits.
Within minutes of getting back the thunder started to roar and the heavens opened. We batten down the hatches and snuggled in before commencing the International Birthday Feast…
- Slightly spicy Spanish sausage
- A selection of German and Italian hams
- Mature Irish cheese
- Fresh French bread
- A Fruity Italian olive oil
- An Austrailian wineWith a side order of english sausage rolls! A little bit of all Craigs favorite nibbles.
A totally relaxing and wonderful day…now we are chilled and ready to Bumble.
Tonights sleep spot…same as last night. aire €8 per night including water.
GPS coordinates 50.966736N 1.844989E.
Route: stayed in Calais
Temperature – High 21, Low 9