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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 27-09-2015, 19:51
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The car park is next to the HQ for the national Police HQ who are in and out 24hrs but don't seem to bother about immigrants camping out sometimes in the bushes next to them????
When we came back last Thursday morning on the 7.50 train there was no sign of immigrants on the approach roads and there were motorhomes who appeared to have overnighted at Cite Europe. There were three young men who were going from vehicle to vehicle in the over height vehicle lane at the waiting area directly before you load. They checked the back door of a box body vehicle. They hid behind the drink machine in the bushes when not trying to get in vehicles and appeared to be ignored by security staff.
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Pay attention chaps, the OP made it clear that he wants to overnight this side of the tunnel. I agree with Cabby, contact the CC site at Folkstone if you are a member. They cater for the late ferries, I just don't know how late if there even is a limit.

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Pay attention chaps, the OP made it clear that he wants to overnight this side of the tunnel.
Errrmmmmm . . . . the OP signed himself "Gillian".

Who else needs to pay attention then!!!

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Pay attention chaps, the OP made it clear that he wants to overnight this side of the tunnel. I agree with Cabby, contact the CC site at Folkstone if you are a member. They cater for the late ferries, I just don't know how late if there even is a limit.
Accepted but like many others will I was just suggesting that the OP should consider overnighting in France. There have been loads of people here before who seem to discount that when it is actually the best option.
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Who the hell wants to park for the night before/after crossing the channel on the English side, when the options in France are so wide


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Who the hell wants to park for the night before/after crossing the channel on the English side, when the options in France are so wide


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I agree, Tony.
We try to cross in the morning between 11.00 and 12.00 as we have about a four hour journey home.

However, if as last time our train is delayed and we end up arriving in England at 6 o'clock or so it means we might get home around 11pm. Bearing this in mind we are investigating an overnight stop somewhere near the tunnel to set off again early the next morning.

Apart from the additional stress of motorway driving at night, a motorhome arriving late at night having to be backed onto the drive and partly emptied doesn't endear oneself to the neighbours sleeping at the front of their bungalow.

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Hi Gillian,

Probably be too close to the original booking now but might be worth changing to an earlier crossing and staying at one of the many options close to Coquelles. We usually cross on the 0920 slot, depends on the cost to change of course, if any.

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Who the hell wants to park for the night before/after crossing the channel on the English side, when the options in France are so wide tony
I also agree Tony, but only half way.

We certainly much prefer to wake up in France, and set off straight away on our holiday. We don't like wasting most of the morning on the crossing. When you've done it few (dozen!) times it's always a bit of a time-wasting chore - even on the Tunnel!

Coming back though, I can see why those who have a long journey home would apply the same logic. Wake up in England and have all day to get there.

As always, it all depends on personal circumstances and preferences.

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Apart from the additional stress of motorway driving at night, a motorhome arriving late at night having to be backed onto the drive and partly emptied doesn't endear oneself to the neighbours sleeping at the front of their bungalow.
now that I find difficult to get my head around! I much prefer driving late at night than daytime on any motorway, I travel frequently to Scotland from Kent and usually set off about 2100. get four or five hours under my belt them pull of motorway for a sleep, next day a easy run without London/ Birmingham /Manchester traffic to worry about, but perhaps that's just me!

Now reitired thank god , looking forward to flying when the weather is good or motorhoming when it´s not, just like to get away from it all now I can take it easy.
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now that I find difficult to get my head around! I much prefer driving late at night than daytime on any motorway, I travel frequently to Scotland from Kent and usually set off about 2100. get four or five hours under my belt them pull of motorway for a sleep, next day a easy run without London/ Birmingham /Manchester traffic to worry about, but perhaps that's just me!
Exactly - "stress" at night is as nothing compared to during the day when all the idiots are on the road.

Night and cruise control - nothing like it for eating up the miles. Not only that but the air is cooler and that helps efficiency and thus MPG.
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