We managed to get a Channel Tunnel crossing at 7.20am which went smoothly and we ate the breakfast sandwiches and orange juice we had with us.
|Driving onto the Channel Tunnel train|
|Two Gendarmes walking away after stopping us!|
A number of villages had wonderful displays of flowers lining the streets.
In the countryside we suddenly found ourselves stopped by the police, always a scary thought, hoping you have the papers France requires, but the Gendarme was very nice and we were cleared to continue our journey.
We stopped for a short while every couple of hours to stretch our legs and arrived in Orleans at 5pm local time ( one hour ahead of England). After a quick cuppa we will be going out for a meal.
The rain has stopped and the sun is out. 398 miles travelled from home has taken us 12 hours including the tunnel.