We watched the sun set over England but it wasn’t the end of the day for us.
The cross channel ferry is the big pause before the last leg of the journey for the annual family visit.
We’d already driven 12 hours north through France but we knew we had at least another 3 hours from Dover to reach the Midlands.
The idea we’d be there before midnight was optimistic.
After an hour parked in traffic at a complete standstill on the M25, watching channel 4 property shows on the tablet, we took a sat-nav guided mystery tour of Essex and finally arrived at nearly 1 am.