We started our trip to Europe. We left home at 23:00, for the 2:40 Dover to Calais ferry – a first for us as we usually take the Dover to Dunkirk route. This was the first time making the crossing with the caravan, so far it was easy. 

When we docked, we set off to a rest stop an hour away to put our heads down and sleep. It was a service station in The Somme. It’s defiantly not like the service stations we have in the UK, there were dedicated places for motorhomes and caravans well away from the other traffic – it was actually nicer than some of the sites we have stayed on before, not to mention it was free! It even had waste water dumps, fresh water and electric hook up.

After doing a similar trip last year, having some sleep mid journey is defiantly the better way to do it!