A straightfoward drive up and we sailed through the ‘bouchon’ black spot. We noted getting stuck can add an hour to the journey so starting that bit earlier was a good plan! the weather which had been pretty gloomy turned really wet and nasty so a stop at baie de somme was very welcome. I bought yet another chrimbo heart in the tempting gift shop. At boulogne we filled up with cheapo gasoil and found the hotel. A meal in the nearby buffalo grill restored us and we ended up lingering over the cafe gourmand we had said we wouldn’t have room for……we did! Then a catch up with the fam via facebook and chat followed by a quiet night in a comfy bed and the prospect of blighty to come. Hope yesterday’s strong winds have died now a bit or we maybe in for a bumpy crossing!