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Vicki’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 19 Aug 2012

Location: Bristol, UK

MapWell, I'm back! (As Sam said at the end of LOTR). My evening and night camping in Beaune were wet, due to a thunder storm, so I took the tent down wet and dried it in the back of the car. My last night was in St Omer, which was a quiet town, not really that touristy, mainly people like me passing through on their way to or from the channel ports. But it was pleasant enough and there were some nice public gardens.
I got to Calais early and so managed to get an earlier ferry back. The drive through Kent was straight forward, then I got onto the M25. There's a lot to be said for toll motorways! After driving over 4 000 miles in France and Italy, which were on the whole very enjoyable, I forgot about our overcrowded, snarled up motorways. So a journey that should have taken 3.75 hours back to Bristol ended up taking over 5 hours. Hey ho!!
It's nice to be back in the UK, where I can have conversations with people. And the weather's nice and warm, so it's not been too much of a shock.
Already I'm planning for my next trip - to Nepal on 14 October. Not sure whether I'll be able to do much of a blog, as I'll be camping for most of the time. but watch this space.
My next move is to find somewhere to live back up in Cumbria - I miss the mountains.
Keep in touch x