|Our journey day one.|
|Leaving Dover on the Boat|
We left the UK and arrived in France just before 9am (French time) having had breakfast on the boat. Our first job was to get petrol so we set off in to Calais to get Petrol. Once we had got petrol we got on to the Autoroute.
Once on the autoroute it wasn't long until we had to had to pull of the road as Pirates side stand spring had broken and was dangerously hanging loose. So we pulled off the road and strapped it up with a couple of cable ties and got back on the road.
Once we got south of Rouen the rain came back to us and it was once again torrential so we pushed on through though just as we cleared the main patch of rain it was my time to break some springs, my centre stand springs disappeared, Geoff told me the loose stand was creating lots of sparks behind me. Once again a fix with a couple of cable ties fixed this problem and we were off again. Unfortunately the rain had caught us while we were stopped and we were once again riding in torrential rain.
The next drama occored at a toll booth on the peage, I couldn't see any manned booths so went to an automatic one, The sensor on these automatic booths is designed to register for cars. so wouldn't pick up my bike. We were stuck by the booth with a queue of cars building up behind us. I had to walk accross to the the closest member of staff to get someone to open the gate for us after we paid.
|Our journey day two.|
|Pirates Bike against a lamp post|