15th March 2018 Le Touquet Paris Plage 2 Aire

After a good nights sleep we were off on our last journey before getting the train back to the UK. Today we are heading for La Touquet Paris Plage 2 (All the Aires France North top of page 203). We used to stay on the other aire just up the road but due to me being hospitalised after a food poisoning incident it has bad memories for Angela!

This aire we like as it is not too far from the Eurotunnel Calais, it has 100 spaces so we can pretty much guarantee a space for the night, and it has some pleasant walks from here. There have been some recent comments about faulty hook up points but as it is only for a night we do not bother.

The drive was 268 miles and took us 5.5 hours so we arrived with some daylight still left. It is only a five minute walk into town but we walked along the road bordering the sea area towards the other aire then went through a wooded section onto the beach. As we were nearing the town centre we could hear lots of engine noises and it became apparent why as we got to the promenade.There were lots of rally cars being prepared for a local rally.

On our way back to the van we walked along the road and dotted along were bays marked out for all of the competitors setting up their cars ready for the race.

As we got back to the van there were other motorhomes setting up. Some with trailers on the back with rally cars for the event. It is a shame we are leaving in the morning as it would have been nice to watch.

About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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2 Responses to 15th March 2018 Le Touquet Paris Plage 2 Aire

  1. Phil says:

    Good to see you are still at it, the happy wanderers ( Phil & she ex brecon) ?

  2. Dean says:

    Hi Phil, Yes we are still at it!
    Hope you are both well. ?

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