I started to browse the map via Google, and realized that Calais France was only about 3-1/2 hours away by car, and that was the spot for the Chunnel to Dover, England. When I asked Aaron what he thought of that idea, he was totally on board for it!
I picked up Aaron on Friday after work and we headed down to Calais, where we stayed in a hotel that you had to book yourself into. When we arrived the gate was closed for cars, but you could walk in. At the kiosk outside the main door you entered your confirmation code and it printed out your room number, as well as the gate code, which was also your room door code. Kind of odd!
In the morning we headed to the train station to get into the Chunnel. We were both a bit nervous since you go 75 metres (250 ft) deep at the lowest point, and it is 38 kms (23 miles) long. It only takes about 35 minutes to cross, and thankfully it is quiet and lit bright in the rail cars.
When we got into England, it was, as usual, foggy. And since the driving is on the opposite side of the road, I was helping to keep us from getting in accidents, and didn't take too many pictures. This though was a sign that you saw lots of near the on ramps to the "motorway".
Some of the other shots I was able to get:
We decided to brave the roads and head up to Canterbury to see the cathedral there.
It was, of course, bright and sunny when we left Sunday morning, but we had to catch a certain train back, so we didn't get to take many pictures.
And I finally got my France sign as well! :)
Check out the rest of the pictures here.