Lake District to Cake District

We set off from Cumbria at 6.30 pm on Tuesday and by 11am this morning I was buying the first Tartelette aux Pommes of the trip…Parfait.

Tartelette aux Pommes

Tartelette aux Pommes


We woke up on the aire at Wissant (about 10 miles south of Calais) this morning at 8am French time. We had travelled down country yesterday on the M1, for a change from the M6, quick and quiet. There was very little traffic when we hit the M25 about midnight. We usually listen to an audio book on the long stretches, yesterday it was ‘Far Eastern Tales’ by Somerset Maugham and also a bit of Stephen Fry. We caught the 3.27 am train, popped up in France 25 minutes later and were on the Wissant Aire by 5.30, French time. All the motorhome spaces were full so we nabbed a coach space which did the trick. The great thing about Wissant is that it is free so there is no early morning knock on the door to interrupt the beauty sleep.

Aire at Wissant

Location of Aire at Wissant

On the Aire at Wissant

On the Aire at Wissant

Market at Wissant

Market at Wissant

There was a street market in Wissant on the Wednesday. Good opportunity to stock up on spicy olives and other essentials.

Beach this way

Beach this way

Next stop the beach avec les chiens.

Sea Dog

Sea Dog

The Beach at Wissant

The Beach at Wissant

Wissant, a kite surfing centre, looks out over the sands onto the Atlantic breakers.

On Street Parking

On Street Parking

There is a relaxed approach to on street parking here.

Tower overlooking Wissant

Tower overlooking Wissant

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Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

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2 comments on “Lake District to Cake District
  1. Arthur Jennings says:

    Many thanks , delighted that you got there safely . I am going to your house for the day Thursday 17 April… I am sending this by using reply hope it works. I liked the pictures you sent .no news from here . Just let me know if reply works. Love to all the tribe. Dad.

    Sent from my iPad

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