Calais trip cancelled due to bad weather | The Big Blog

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On Sunday I was meant to be going to Calais for the last day of the Christmas Market, and although the weather was pretty bad I still wanted to go. The plan was to get the train from Ashford (where the GF lives) over to Dover, and then go as foot passengers on P&O, have a lovely day, and then get back for a nice relaxing evening, although things never work out as planned.

I rang up P&O in the morning to check that they were still sailing, all was fine with them, so we went to Ashford International train station to catch our 8:30am train. And we waited, and waited, and waited. Every 10 minutes they would add another 10 minutes onto the expected arrival times, which just tells me that they didn’t have a clue when the train was arriving, and after an hour of waiting we decided that it really wasn’t worth it. Even if we were able to get to Dover, we had missed our original sailing, and even if we did manage to get to Calais we wouldn’t have as much time as we wanted , and then there would always be a possibility that we couldn’t get a sailing back, and even if we did then there was no guarantee that we would be able to get a train back to Ashford.

I was a bit annoyed at not getting to go to the Christmas Market, but seeing all the problems with the trains and how many people were left stranded then I guess a lazy Sunday indoors wasn’t too bad an alternative.

I suppose I should also be happy that I managed to go on the Eurotunnel last Tuesday considering all the problems they’ve been having.

For your amusement though you will see below a photo I took at Carrefour on Tuesday.

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A myriad of stuffed animals

Yes, those a real taxidermied animals sitting with the meats!