Originally Posted by Richard B
Great stuff Mike!
Interesting to learn of a more unusual cross-channel destination.
You and Louise will have to join me next time.... though getting Blue Ice down the Dover slip would be a challenge!
Originally Posted by Shaggy
Nice photos, lloks like you had great weather for the trip.
Yes, it was great! Warm, (hot) and very little wind. Though if you remember, Friday and Saturday last week got very windy, particularly in the west. But all the forecasts said it would die down in the Dover Straight by Saturday midnight so we thought we'd go.
In the event, we left home here (near Heathrow) Saturday afternoon with some very strong gusts around thinking this wasn’t a good idea, but by the time we reached Dover, everything was totally still.
The crossing on Sunday was fine - just a few bumps from left over stuff as we crossed the TSS. A bit of wind round Cap Griz Nez with a few tiny white horses, then a reasonable run down to Boulogne. Once we got beyond Boulogne it was totally flat all the way to Le Touquet. Coming back on the Monday was flat almost all the way.
We should abolish wind!