ENGLISH CHANNEL CROSSING
England – France
October 17th, 1998
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Welcome to "English Channel Crossing" Flash Page.
Here is part II of our European Holiday Flash Pages.
We travelled by ferry from Dover through Calais and into Dunkirk.
Talk about a mad dash from London. We left early enough, but due to insufficient sign posting, we only just made the ferry in Dover.
We also had to purchase special car insurance to travel through Europe as the rental company will not help you outside England.
These cliffs were probably the last view of England people saw, while heading off to war over 50 years ago.
Hey it's a break in the cloud cover, why not get a picture?
Too late. The chilly winds have picked up.........
......and the clouds have rolled in AGAIN!!!! .
Our first "butchers hook" of Calais.
The ferry terminal is huge. We could have taken the "Chunnel" but it is twice as expensive as the ferry and you only save half an hour.
It was kind of un-nerving to see the bow of the boat lift up. An English Channel ferry forgot to close the bow, a couple of years ago, sinking the ship.
This still does not show how large the ferry terminal is.
We had lunch in here in Dunkirk. Fitzy's mother lost two of her uncles there during the Second World War. The town felt quiet and eerie to us for some reason.