Day 146 Monday 04.07.2011
Location: Cite Europe, Calais, Northern France
Long / Lat N 50º55.975’ E 001º48.650’
We left Le Touquet and headed for the Le Portal Aire, when we arrived the aire was fairly full and the vans were parked really close together so we decided not to stop there.
Wissant Aire – N 50º53.211’ E 001º40.221’
We drove onto the new aire at Wissant, this is a free aire but there is no fresh water or bins just black and grey waste dump points. It’s only about 15km from the tunnel so it would be a handy place to stop on your first or last night.
We had some lunch there and Paul gave the spare water we were carrying in our garage to an English couple who were running a bit short. We decided not to spend our last night there and to push onto Calais.
We drove onto Calais on the N940, we have always used the toll free section of the A16 to get to Calais but if you’re not in a hurry the N940 runs parallel with the coast line and there are some amazing views. It was such a beautiful clear day we could see the English coast line.
Auchen Service Station, Calais – N 50º56.526’ E 1º48.605’
We filled up with diesel 1.28€ ltr and LPG 0.87€ ltr at the Auchen Service Station not far from Cite Europe.
We parked up at Cite Europe in the Motorhome parking area and did a bit of last minute shopping. The parking area was busy but most people were only staying for a short time. We weren’t sure if it would be safe to stop the night there but we decided to set the alarm and risk it.