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Aidy P

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If you’re umming and aaahing about taking a trip in the van over to France?

We made the decision to travel.

loving it

feeling as safe as home

just bring your masks and hand gel

I feel human again

we all need to feel human again (safely)

long live VW campervan life





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Tomorrow evening we will be joining you. Enjoy
 
Aidy P

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Tomorrow evening we will be joining you. Enjoy
Have a great trip. I feel as safe in France as I did on the Yorkshire coast camping recently.
 
Grumps

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Off to France at the beginning of September by Eurotunnel so staying in van and avoiding others during the crossing, and then on down to Spain. We need a holiday. Just going to be sensible, wear our masks, and keep our distance as we do here in England
 
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Travelling through Franc
If you’re umming and aaahing about taking a trip in the van over to France?

We made the decision to travel.

loving it

feeling as safe as home

just bring your masks and hand gel

I feel human again

we all need to feel human again (safely)

long live VW campervan life





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Travelling through France now. Very enjoyable, campsites working hard to maintain Covid19 safety measurements. Had a coffees, followed by a beer and vino. First time since mid-March. Safety is an individual responsibility for the good of the majority. Insert heavy sigh; if only the youngsters could figure that one out.
 
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Been out since 24th. Cant decide when to come back. I'll take France and the Cali over a staycation any day. So long as you have your face nappy for shops you'll be fine. Most places pretty relaxed
 
Aidy P

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We’ve had four night now. On our third site. Agree that the site owners are trying hard. Some restaurants in busy areas are a bit too busy for me with people not distancing but you can choose others.

Went to see the Bayeux tapestry today (after visiting Arromanches / Port Winston). Social distancing, but very ‘dead air’ ie no windows open In the museum. Glad everyone was wearing face masks. Probably overthinking things. So much hand gel and sanitizer I’m glad no one smokes anymore. It would be an inferno!!

Just had a delicious meal in Barfleur. If only the U.K. was warm enough / set up for al fresco dining. But it isn’t and that’s why we choose to just get in the van and drive.

As with the U.K. the beaches are pretty rammed. So avoid the busy areas if you’re worried. We are and so far haven’t had a problem just turning up at campsites without a booking. It already feels like we’ve been away for weeks.

Happy travels and long live VW Campers !!!
 
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Happy to hear this as we planned on a trip to vannes sometime soon then on to ranville to visit a family war grave.
 
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Aromaches is a great place so much history we did all the d day beaches year’s ago,,really interesting and the mules were good some nice little bars there
 
Aidy P

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@Jay20cali it's certainly a good time to visit the area now. Enough people to feel like a holiday but without it being packed. Our youngest daughter will be studying the D Day landings at school next year so we thought we take in a few beaches. ‘Port Winston’ and what was achieved to create it has got me interested too. I suspect a some model making is in order. I hope you get to visit the war grave soon.
 
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Just had a wonderful 10 days in France with a week spent down on Lake Annecy. Stayed away from any big crowds and unfortunately didn't visit Annecy itself but we all had a fantastic time, glad we went.8EC8E252-5454-4A94-8D49-DDD9F686F252.jpeg

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Aidy P

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Just had a wonderful 10 days in France with a week spent down on Lake Annecy. Stayed away from any big crowds and unfortunately didn't visit Annecy itself but we all had a fantastic time, glad we went.View attachment 63795

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I’ve just made my morning coffee in my Annecy cup that I bought from there last year. Lovely place.

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Perfectos

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@Jay20cali it's certainly a good time to visit the area now. Enough people to feel like a holiday but without it being packed. Our youngest daughter will be studying the D Day landings at school next year so we thought we take in a few beaches. ‘Port Winston’ and what was achieved to create it has got me interested too. I suspect a some model making is in order. I hope you get to visit the war grave soon.
If your doing the D day Beaches, this place is where the D day operations started with the paratroopers landing
There’s a museum, the village is a nice spot.
 
Aidy P

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Update: Just booked an earlier crossing on Eurotunnel.

It looks like France may be placed on the quarantine list and I can’t afford not to be be back at work. After my earlier experiences in this trip I can see why. The sun is out and so are the crowds.

The last two sites we stayed in had no Covid restrictions in place (despite high recent Google reviews) No hand soap or sanitizer. It seems like I really is hit and miss where you stay. I’m glad we have enough of our own masks, hand gel and soap.

Again 10/10 for my California!! Everything we need is carried onboard and we have the flexibility to say ... ‘Do you know what, we’ve had a good time, but it feels the right time to turn around and go home’.
 
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Update: Just booked an earlier crossing on Eurotunnel.

It looks like France may be placed on the quarantine list and I can’t afford not to be be back at work. After my earlier experiences in this trip I can see why. The sun is out and so are the crowds.

The last two sites we stayed in had no Covid restrictions in place (despite high recent Google reviews) No hand soap or sanitizer. It seems like I really is hit and miss where you stay. I’m glad we have enough of our own masks, hand gel and soap.

Again 10/10 for my California!! Everything we need is carried onboard and we have the flexibility to say ... ‘Do you know what, we’ve had a good time, but it feels the right time to turn around and go home’.
This is exactly how I felt last week. Had an amazing week around Lake Annecy and just felt it was wise to get back sooner rather than later!
 
Aidy P

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It looks like The Times has been informally told Brits in France have 5 days to get back
 
Grumps

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We are going whatever, being retired and social distancing for the last 5 months, staying at home and not venturing further than the front gate, another 2 weeks isolating when we return will be worth it. But we are lucky we don’t have to return to work, that could make a big difference
 
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