The last day.
We had to be up early as the mobil-home had to be cleaned and the floor washed before we could get one of the staff to come over and check that we hadn't broken or stolen anything....
We had checked the inventory on arrival and they check it when we leave. Many of the FB and TripAdvisor comments seemed to find this strange.
We hadn't used any of their bedding as we had taken sleeping bags and our own pillows, plus throws to stop Reggie leaving hair or mud on the furniture.
We brushed round and then I washed the floor with the sachet of hospital cleaning grade cleaner they had left.
We eventually left about 1015. First stop the recycling bins and then off towards home.
A coffee stop again a Baie de Somme. Reggie had people laughing as he was looking in the water out back when a huge carp swam towards him. He jumped in the air like his legs were springs. After that he wouldn't near the edge, not even to bark or growl at the ducks.
And then we were off again. Cruise control at 70mph and we passed maybe one other car in 60 miles.
Before pet check-in we went to the Auchun to fill the tank with cheap French diesel. The price was €1.119 a litre. Today's exchange rate about 1.159 to the £. So less that a £ a litre. At home the same in £'s at Tesco.
And then to the fiasco that is border controls.
Pet check-in was easy and Reggie and his passport sailed through. ANPR picked us up and we joined the relatively short queue to French controls. Slowly edging forward through empty booths. The French not bothering to check the passports.
The slowness was because UK Border Agency, or whatever pseudo US name they have given themselves now, had only three booths open. Plus one for coaches only. There was one coach...
We edged forward and then it was all done and dusted. Only 45 minutes from checking in and getting 400 metres up the tarmac.
It did mean we could go straight onto the train. A miracle that it left on time. The first time in many years
And 40 minutes* later we arrived at Folkestone for the short journey home.
Holidays for 2016 over.
* you don't believe all that 35 minutes advertising spiel do you?