A bit of backfilling of what we got up to in France August-September 2010. As you may be aware, the Vazulagon has developed a nasty habit apparently related to the fuel. This first manifested itself on the way to Folkstone, when it "kangarooed" on the motorway. The reaction to this was interesting. Two of my daughters were in the back and one shouted something along the lines of "We're going to die!" and the other one came out with "There's an evil monkey in the wardrobe!" (Family Guy reference). Needless to say, we didn't die and I never saw the evil monkey.
After stopping at a services and trying to spot anything wrong, we carried on to the tunnel. To cut a long story short, and miss out several expensive phone calls, we eventually got the CCC breakdown insurance company man to check it over at the Tunnel entrance. By the time this was done, we were late for our original slot but Eurotunnel pretty much got us on the next available train. Kudos to both the breakdown service CCC use and to Eurotunnel.
The tunnel is quite impressive as a route. By the time we were getting used to the idea of being in the train and being under the Channel, we were slowing down to arrive in Calais. Welcome to a wet and windy France.
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