A nightmare Journey

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 πŸ™

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 Lyon  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 πŸ™

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….  as well as having my clothes, walking kit and mac book  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 πŸ™

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 πŸ™‚

and no wonder I had a migraine for 4 days

 

 

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6 thoughts on “A nightmare Journey

  1. Reluctant Blogger

    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

  2. CherryPie

    That was a nightmare journey, but you got back in one piece. It will give you so much fun in years to come πŸ™‚

  3. jeeny

    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.

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