Update on the 40th Marpole Scouts in Europe

9 08 2007

After the Jamboree finished our guys left the site at 0200.  They were bussed down to Heathrow airport from which many scouts were flying home.  Not the 40th!  Our leader rented a van and they motored their way down to Dover.  It’s a good thing the road to Dover is mostly a nice straight highway so it wasn’t too confusing being on the “wrong” side of the road.  Apparently they had a couple of roundabouts where they went roundabout a couple times before they could get off ๐Ÿ™‚

After arriving in Dover at 0600 or so, they proceeded to have a nice “nap” in the van until their Ferry.  They got to see “The White Cliffs of Dover“, but word has it: “Not too impressive”.  I’m sure the Brits reading this may disagree ๐Ÿ˜‰

No word on the ferry ride (so it was probably uneventful).  Driving a RHD vehicle on the right hand side of the road is somewhat confusing from what I hear… You have a tendency to drift left as you want to be sitting near that center line.  Also getting in on the passenger side, looking for the steering wheel is a bit embarassing ๐Ÿ˜‰

They stayed in Calais last night and were scheduled to hit Brugge(Bruges) today.  They would be cycling and might spend time at the beach from what I heard when talking to our leader in the field yesterday.  Hopefully where they are staying in Brugge will get them Internet access and we can get some more photos up.

That’s all for now.




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