On Saturday I took a random day trip to Calais on the train and ferry. It’s been eleven years since I last travelled on the Dover to Calais ferries. This time I was on foot instead of being in a car.
I learnt quite a few things that I should do differently the next time.
- Don’t get lost in Dover by taking a wrong turn
- Take the bike
- There is a 45 minute check-in for foot passengers, while only 30 minutes for car vehicles
- Aim for an earlier return ferry, so that I don’t have to take the 2304 from Dover to Faversham to change at 23:42 to arrive in London Victoria at 01:29, and then have to take a night bus home. (The stop before London Victoria on the last train is Dartford).