France/Belgium – Day 4

Being our last day in France, we checked out of our lovely apartment and headed to Calais via the coastal route from Saint Leonard.   We drove past many picturesque towns, Wimereux being a standout.   We stopped by Cap Griz Nez for a walk.   It was a lovely morning, albeit hazy, which affected the visibility and we were unable to see the cliffs of Dover.

DSC03493We drove past Cap Blanc Nez and decided to keep going.  Perhaps a stop on the way back? You can just make out the top of the obelisk, a WW1 commemoration in the photo below.DSC03497Once we arrived at Calais, we decided to go to Cite Europe, a shopping outlet.  Not so much to shop, but it was almost 27 degrees, a very warm day and we needed a break from the car.  Thankfully the mall was air-conditioned, and we were glad for the respite from the heat.   The bear had her lunch, as did we.

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Hubby put the bear in this little bus, but I don’t think she was too keen on it.

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Feeling rested, we decided to get on the road again, the A16 towards Brugge.    We spotted a queue of about 20 trucks ahead of us and came off the motorway, cruising down country roads, skipping a few exits on the motorway before joining the A16 again.

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We’d booked to stay just outside Brugge in the suburbs.   The bear made herself right at home – probably knackered after a whole day’s travel.

DSC03511As we stepped out of our accommodation, we were extremely impressed by the tree-lined avenue.

DSC03512We were all really tired so an early night was in store for us.

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