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11-12-2015 8:59 am  #1


Chaotic Journey from Calais to Adinkerke

French border controls had closed autoroute at last junction in France on Wed.

Traffic sent to roundabout below autoroute, where there were controls, and then back up slip road to continue.

Thought we'd nip through Ghyvelde and onto canal road - route we used to use when Eastenders had shed behind garage on canal road.

Road closed in town centre so back to autoroute which was clear to Adinkerke.

Quick £900 shop in a Real then back down canal road. French border controls just before bridge to Bray Dunes.

For the oldies it was just about where the old border post used to be.

Got back to Coquelles a few minutes late so caught shuttle after one we were booked on.

No problems at customs - we only had 4,200 Sterling and 1Kg GV + tubes.


 


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11-12-2015 10:39 am  #2


Re: Chaotic Journey from Calais to Adinkerke

My ''Waze'' app shows the roadblocks by customs at Ghyvelde.

Google maps traffic also shows approx. 8kms of tailbacks heading into Belgium on the A16

There are several instances of stationary traffic around Dunkirk centre towards the canal road but currently no customs checks there. Maybe not updated.

Ah well, I think the Schengen agreement is quietly being kicked into touch.

Glad your trip was otherwise OK Nadger


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