Back home after our first trip abroad in Helga. A big sincere Thank you to all for your help along our way. We have learnt so much so thought it might be useful to jot these down for other novice travellers. 1) Parking along the Marine Parade at Dover before catching the 8am DFDS ferry was no problem 2) Purchasing the VIP ferry ticket does not get you priority boarding but gets you into the VIP lounge with free wi-fi 3) Ferry crossing good price compared to the tunnel but could have got it cheaper if booked through the CC club. 4) Bray Dunes was a good first stop but preferred the site at Arques which we used as a last stop on the way home - Thank you FIDGET (Terry) 5) Could have saved money by using more free or very cheap Aires 6)Cheap wine in German supermarkets 7) The site Manager at Burg Lahneck was very strict but the visit to the castle good. 8) Parking next to the beach at Le Touquet was great although quite a stroll into town and meal out pricy. 9) Loved Brugge worth a visit but large beers are VERY large! 10) Great but fairly expensive campsite at Valkenburg (camping Oriental 30Euro/night) but spotless showers and heated pool 11) Taking bikes would be a good idea 12 ) 8 days is NOT long enough 13) You can learn so much from the people you meet along the way so don't be too shy to ask. 14) Get yourselves the Destinations travel journal and log book before you go. We didn't receive it before we left but have really enjoyed filling in the gaps.