Switching to FRANCE just would not be appropriate without a little blurb on the FERRY RIDE across the English Channel.
It was a windy, blustery day. Winnie-the-Pooh woulda had a hey-day with that… [I remember he always talked about blustery days and honey, that’s why I mention it, sweet little Pooh!]
Picture this if you will: rain coming down in Torrents! Donning the rain gear, walking quickly with our luggage rolling behind us, over the rivers and through the puddles. Seriously, like, ENGLISH RAIN. It was raining.
We waited about 40 minutes in the terminal after spending too much on a WALK-ON FERRY ride [in Washington state, walk-ons are like, maybe $8 American dollars. Here in Dover? A WALK-ON Ferry ride is 30 POUNDS!!! Like, FIFTY DOLLARS!!! … for a two hour ride. honestly. but i digress]
Then we arrived in Calais, France and the sun came out!! And it was great to realize we were in a different country! How cool is that?
And we walked for what seemed like forever, but was really only about 30 minutes, to our motel room for the evening.
And OH MY GOODNESS… Everyone speaks French… and … it felt like no one speaks English.. but that’s a whole nother blog post…