As you already know we had a fab holiday But too soon it was time for me to come home.
My journey home was a total nightmare 🙁
As always I was sad to be leaving Geoff but at least I had company on the trip home.
We dropped Geoff off at the train station so he could make his way to LyonÂ where he was starting his GR10 walk.
After dropping him off we set off on our 7 hour drive to Calais but within mins we realized there was something wrong with the car 🙁
Luckily we were covered by the RAC so after a little wait they were there to help us, it was not good news, the Alternator had gone.
Basically we had to leave the car behind and make our way to Calais in a hire car, sounds ok you might think BUT hire cars are not allowed on the tunnel so we had to get the ferry as a foot passenger.
Still sounds ok BUT we could leave nothing behind in the car….Â as well as having my clothes, walking kit and mac bookÂ I also had Geoff’s mac book air and camera plus a few other bits and bobs.
To make matters worse I had taken advantage of traveling home by car and bought some beautiful french crockery.
Imagine carrying that lot home 🙁
We finally made it to Cambridge 19 hours after leaving Les Gets.
Thankfully I got everything home in one piece and imagine the story I will have to tell every time i use my lovely crockery 🙂
and no wonder I had a migraine for 4 days
Oh crikey, that is grim. I had no idea you could not take hire cars through the tunnel. Glad your crockery made it back in one piece anyway x
That was a nightmare journey, but you got back in one piece. It will give you so much fun in years to come 🙂
What a story. You’ll never forget that journey. Pleased you managed to get everything home. Your friends made a good decision with the car recovery insurance. spoke to Geoff yesterday when Tour de France crossed his path.
yep he rang me when Tour de France crossed his path wanting me to put TV on but I was in Tesco 🙁
oh dear, that does sound nightmarish! How will you get the car back?!
luckily it was not my car… and I believe its being bought back to the uk for repair