A beautiful sunny day dawned as we prepared to leave our agreeable campsite at Sangatte, on the coast just down from Calais. We had a good rest up here and last night I took a quick spin on the bike up to Cap Blanc Nez, a headland giving dramatic views down the coast.
And also views of very pretty villages inland such as Escalles pictured here.
Now though Phil was on the move again heading to the small town of Licques just over 20 miles away from Sangatte which is near the entry to the Channel Tunnel. We paused at this site paying homage to those who built the tunnel towards the end of the last century.
This was a great ride for Phil, along good but relatively quiet D roads across undulating country. He was able to emulate Theresa May by daringly heading through some fields of wheat.
The campsite tonight is called Pommiers des Trois Pays – very peaceful and attractive – and it has two big bonuses. Its cafe serves draft blonde Leffe beer which went down very well at lunchtime – and there is also a big pool in which Phil celebrated completing the latest stage of his very own embryonic Tour de France.