Anyway, once we had established that they were okay, we decided not to waste the ferry and have a day in Calais, 'we' being my favourite eldest son and my brother and his wife. The weather was glorious and the crossing was so smooth. We had a wander around old Calais and then found a lovely restaurant on the beach to have lunch.
How French is this? We headed off to Cite Europe to stock up on some wine, beer and food from Carrefour. I haven't been there for a couple of years and I was quite shocked by the way prices have risen. But at least the booze was still cheaper. We had some time before the ferry home and the sun was still very warm, so we headed back down to the beach for the obligatory frites and mayonnaise. So much for my diet!
It was a great day out and such a shame that Mum and Dad couldn't join us, but we have saved them the bill for the lunch, so that'll teach 'em!
P.S. To Mike (mum's brother) - I assure you they are okay and didn't want us to go down and get them or help in any other way. They will be back Friday.