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Day 1 - 21 June 2012

Day 1 - Thursday 21 June 2012

Route: Driving from London to Harwich to catch the Stena Line ferry to Hook of Holland in The Netherlands.

Departure Time from Home: 16:00

Arrival Time at Harwich International Port: 18:25  

Time in the Saddle: 2h25m

Day Distance:  98mls (157km)  

Ferry Distance: 127mls (204km)

Tour Distance to Date: 98mls (157km)

Tour Time in the Saddle: 2h25m

Left London at 16:00 while the rain was pouring down. Fortunately no rain on the M25 so the drive to Harwich dried out my clothes. The check-in for the ferry opened at 19:30 and the process was swift. In the queue while waiting for boarding, I met several other motorcycle "adventurers" starting their touring journeys through Europe.  After a further hour and 15 minute wait the boarding started at 20:45. Once through passport control, I drove onto the ferry, parked and secured the bike took my overnight luggage and went to my room. Room 10151 was an outside room with a view over the ocean.

The ferry departed at 23:15 as I called it a day.

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