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The Filthy Lucre Tour
Just married 16th Mar 2006
Ferry booked, and some route planning stuff

We booked a ferry crossing yesterday. After a bit of thinking about routes, we have come to the conclusion that we don't know what our route is going to be. Having never done this sort of holiday before, it's very hard to tell whether we'll like zooming 1000km across country and then staying somewhere for a week, or moving on a small distance every day. Perhaps a mixture. Perhaps we won't like anything at all.

Anyway - we decided that we do at least have to get into continental Europe at some point, so I went ahead and booked a one-way ferry from Dover to Calais on May 1st. Was only £75 including the caravan - I've paid more than 180 for a return journey with just the car, so I thought that was pretty good. We're travelling out on a bank holiday, which might help as I'd imagine it's not the most popular time to head off.

We'll have two weeks in the UK beforehand, during which we'll hopefully begin to get an idea of what style of travelling we like. As a result of not planning an itinerary properly, we've no idea really what parts of Europe we're going to head to - we're both still very keen to try and get the nordic coutnries in, but it remains to be seen whether we can really manage the distance or not.

All I can tell you now is that we'll be in France on the 1st of May, and we'll be in Greece by the 28th of June (because that's when I have to fly to China).

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