So yeah, originally I planned to take videos of the trip but movie maker is not properly working with so many videos (I had over 100) so I gave up on it after spending like 3 hours on it. So I’m just gonna talk about it with a couple of pictures. Sorry about that.
So anyways. My dad, my sister and I wanted to drive from Switzerland with the car to my flat in England so we can take a lot of my stuff to my new place since I can’t take it all in a plane. We booked a ferry for 11:30am in Calais (France) to get over the English Channel so my dad calculated the time we have to leave to be there for the ferry in time. We left at 3:20am on sunday morning. What we didn’t callculate was what would happen if we drive the wrong way because when we came to France the street signs were horrible. I’m not just saying that. Compared to Switzerland and England the signs are very poor. If you drive off the main road and end up in some little towns it’s really hard to find signs that show the way to the bigger, well known places so you would know what direction to go. We were driving around in nowhere for about an hour until I recognised a name on a sign that we have to get the direction to. So we did end up in Calais to go on the ferry but we were 2 hours late so we missed our actual ferry so we had to pay extra money and my dad already paid enough sigh. But at the end we made it on the ferry so that was good.
there’s actually barbwire so no one can run away 😉
So we reached Dover (England) and obviously we had to drive on the “wrong” side which will always be something I can never get fully used to. My dad did an incredible job tho. When we were driving around London close to Heathrow there was lots of traffic which was weird for a Sunday but later we found out there was an accident and cars on the 4 lanes had to change to only 2 lanes so it took a while for all the cars to get in the right lanes.
this was the reason. A little trailer with food in it broke and all the food and stuff was on the street.
Well anyways, we managed, after 18 hours in this car, to reach the destination and let me tell you something…it was freaking exhausting. I can’t believe my dad had to drive everything back just 4 days later.