The Europe 2011 Road Trip

7 countries, 3 friends, just one 1998 Renault Scenic

Day 1 - UK to Belgium

5 August ’11


One memory I have of this first night is we setup our tent after all the travel and sat down to play some cards. I'm not sure exactly what game we were playing but it just was not going to plan. We started again and sure enough again the game seemed to get to some imnpossible conclusion. Eventually we realised that the pack of cards we were using was missing 5 cards! That was actually the pack I bought with us, no idea what happened to those other cards between Cornwall and Calais.


Early start from cornwall. Stop for breakfast at exeter and then continue on to dover. Get there pretty early and have some dinner fit the bumper sticker and light deflectors. Get on the ferry and then spend a bit of time outside while departing then go inside for rest of the journey. Arrive at calais and travel on towards belgium to stay at a campsite in blankeberg. Get given some burgers and chicken from a nice Belgian family on holiday.