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Location: Dunkerque, France.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: On our way to Bury, Lancashire, England. We decided to take it slow. You can easily get to Bury in 1 day, but why should we? It is vacation. We left Gronsveld early in the morning and drove via Li├Ęge, Brussels, and Ostend to Dunkirk where we had to catch a ferry. Here we are approaching the Dunkirk-port exit. Get use to the low-altitude pictures, because this bunch is taken while driving a fourwheeler. Thanks to my wife I can show them to you, because she took almost all of the scenerypics. Thank you Monique!!
Location: Dunkerque, France.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: Here you see a truckscanner at the Norfolk terminal in the port of Dunkirk. Before boarding every truck must have been scanned so the police can check on things in the truckload who, or what shouldn't been there.
Location: Dunkerque, France.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: Boarding the Mearsk Dunkerque. About time to sail to England.
Location: Dunkerque, France.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: Waiting trucks for the next ferry to Dover in the port of Dunkerque. Picture taken from the promenade-deck of the Mearsk Dunkerque.
Location: Dunkerque, France
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: Sailing out of the Dunkerque port. Although you can go via the Channel-tunnel, we preferred the ferry because it is a more relaxted way to travel. And it was the first time for my kids to be on a large ship.
Location: Channel. Near the coast of England
Date: July 2008.
Remarks:The famous White Cliffs of Dover. This was our view after one and a half hour sailing. Only 15 minutes to go. Awesome view!!
Location: Dover, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: The port of Dover. On top of the hill you see Dover Castle.
Location: Dover, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: Picture taken inside the Maersk Dunkerque. Waiting to embark the ship.
Location: Dover, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: Waiting in line for the customs. The trucks you see here are entering the Dover port for a ferry to the continent.
Location: Dover, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: All together now. Everybody want's to head for the M-20. Except me. I'd like to go via the A-2. That was the road I used to drive in the late eighties when there wasn't an M-20 down to Dover. Don't forget we were there on "touristic purpose".
Location: Dover, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: Sure, this sign says it all. Driving in England is driving on the other side as we used to. A couple of these signs can be found when driving upto the Jubilee Way in Dover.
Location: Near Herne Bay, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks:Southbound highway A-299. As aviation-photgrapher I'd liked to see some airports in England. The firtst one was Manston wich is in Kent. This picture is taken shortly after we left Manston en route to London-Orbital.
Location: Near Stockbury, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: Northbound M-2. This is how it looks like to drive on the other side of the road.
Location: Near Dartford, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: Westbound highway A-2. Approaching the London ringroad, or better: London Orbtital.
Location: Near Dartford, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: Northbound M-25. Approaching the Dartford tunnel. This tunnel leads underneath the Thames river. The southbound traffic is not going through the tunnel. As you can see on this picture they join the Queen Elizabeth the second bridge overhead the Thames. For both you have to pay toll. That explains the trafficjam on the bridge as well in front of us, as they are waiting for the tollbooth.
Location: Near London, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: Westbound M-25. Even in the UK they start with overtake-prohibitions for trucks.
Location: Leicester, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: The first nightstop we had was in Leicester, close to the M-1 northbound restarea. Here you see an overview of the truck-restarea with a highway-police BMW in the front.
Location: Leicester, England.
Date: July 2008.
Truck: DAF 85CF SpaceCab.
Company, homebase: Bradshaw. Gainsboro, England.
Remarks: Taken at the M-1 Leicester northbound rest area.
Location: Leicester, England.
Date: July 2008.
Truck: Volvo FH Globetrotter.
Company, homebase: Border. Teesside, England.
Remarks: Taken at the M-1 Leicester northbound rest area.
Location: Leicester, England.
Date: July 2008.
Truck: Scania 124L Topline.
Company, homebase: APL. England.
Remarks: As you can see here the max. height of trucks in the UK is higher as on the European continent. In the UK the max. height is 4.50 metres, wich is 14.7 feet. Taken at the M-1 Leicester northbound rest area.
Location: Leicester, England.
Date: July 2008.
Truck: MAN TGA XL.
Company, homebase: Unknown. Rig is registered in the UK.
Remarks: Taken at the M-1 Leicester northbound rest area.
Location: Leicester, England.
Date: July 2008.
Truck: Scania R470 Highline.
Company, homebase: Huntapac. Preston, England.
Remarks: Taken at the M-1 Leicester northbound rest area.
Location: Leicester, England.
Date: July 2008.
Truck: Mercedes-Benz Actros.
Company, homebase: Maritime. England.
Remarks: Taken at the M-1 Leicester northbound rest area.
Location: Leicester, England.
Date: July 2008.
Truck: DAF XF105 SpaceCab.
Company, homebase: DHL England. England.
Remarks: Taken at the M-1 Leicester northbound rest area.
Location: Leicester, England.
Date: July 2008.
Truck: Volvo FM12.
Company, homebase: Spirit Autolog. Perth, England.
Remarks: Taken at the M-1 Leicester northbound rest area.
Location: Leicester, England.
Date: July 2008.
Truck: Volvo FH Globetrotter XL
Company, homebase: VCM Transport. Deil, Holland.
Remarks: Taken at the M-1 Leicester northbound rest area.
Location: Leicester, England.
Date: July 2008.
Truck: Mercedes-Benz Axor.
Company, homebase: West Transport. Ilkestone, England.
Remarks: The last one that evening. Taken at the M-1 Leicester northbound rest area.
Location: Leicester, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: When I finished my photosession at the Leicester restarea, our kids started to wave at the passing northbound truckers on the M-1. That kept them busy for more than a half an hour. They loved it.
Location: Near Leicester, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: Northbound M-1. After a good breakfast it was time to continue or trip. After a short visit to Coventry airport we passed Leicester again.
Location: Near Glossop, England
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: Driving up to the Snake Pass wich is located in the Peak District. The Peak District is a mountain area east of Manchester.
Location: Near Glossop, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: On top of the Snake Pass. The view we had after a few seconds was magnificent!
Location: Near Glossop, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: And here is that view. If you take a closer look you might be finding the highest tower of Manchester, wich is 40 kilometres away from this point.
Location: Near Glossop, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: And here you see the city of Glossop when going down on the Snake Pass.
Location: Near Heywood, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: Westbound M-62. Not far from Bury now. Some wellknown British cities signposted here.
Location: Near Malham, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: Typical road into the beautifull Yorkshire Dales. Stone wall's beside the road.
Location: Blacko, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: On our way back to Bury from the Yorkshire Dales we've passed this remarkable tower. According to my friend in the mid-centuries this was a place where they burned witches. This part of England is full of towers, mostly build as watchtowers in case the area was invaded from the sea by enemy forces to warn the people about the danger ahead. But in this case it was a kind of "witchtower".
Location: Manchester, England.
Date: July 2008.
Remarks: After a day planephotographing at Manchester airport, and a good "fishdinner" at the local Harry Ramsden's, we drove back to Bury via the Manchester city-centre. Here's an impression.
Location: Near Manchester, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Eastbound M-62. On our way to the city of York. Due to an accident, the westbound traffic is join a large traffic jam.
Location: Near Littleborough, England
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Eastbound M-62. passing the M-62 summit. At this point the M-62 is the highest motorway of England.
Location: Near Booth Wood, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Eastbound M-62. Here you see a small farm, just in the middle of both lanes of the M-62.
Location: Near Moselden Height, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Eastbound M-62. An impression.
Location: Near Halifax, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Eastbound M-62. Our turn to join a traffic jam, this time due to roadworks. Or should all this people be on their way to York??? Neh......
Location: Near Leeds, England
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Northbound M-621. Either what way. The traffic jam on the M-62 was big enough to make me decide to drive to York via Leeds, wich is visible in the distance.
Location: Leeds, England
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Impression of Leeds.
Location: York, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: York is a beautifull old city in England. A whole day we walked around and enjoyed the beautifull city and the famous Yorkminster. And I took a picture overthere of an, o so common, double deck bus.
Location: York, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: York is full of tourist, and a lot of these tourist enjoyed one of the many York city-tour buses. Here you see one of them, not far from the Yorkminster.
Location: York, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Another city-tour bus. In this case it is an old London-city bus. Fully restored as tourbus it is now serving the York-tourists.
Location: York, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Another tourbus in the streets of York.
Location: York, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Another impression of the old restored bus.
Location: Near Littleborough, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: On our way back from York to Bury our friend Ian thought it was a good idea to have dinner in the highest pub of England wich is located next to highway A-58 between Halifax and Littleborough. It is called The White House and their dinner was great indeed!!

Location: Bury, England.
Date: August 2008.
Truck: Leyland Beaver.
Remarks: took this picture near the Bury railwaystation, where we joined a day with a steam train. The truck was parked up between the tracks, not far from the East Lancs Railway museum. Chris Gardner from the UK sended me an e-mail with some info about this truck. It is a Leyland Beaver with a non standard cab. It was restored and housed in the museum, but now it is outside the museum in a bad condition. Thank you for the information Chris!

Location: Ramsbottom, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: While joining the steamtrain towards Ramsbottom, I saw this Sundayafternoon scenery at the local TNT yard.
Location: Manchester, England.
Date: August 2008.
Truck: DAF XF95 SuperSpaceCab.
Remarks: While enjoying a day in the Manchester citycentre, I saw this German DAF parked up to unload near a shop.
Location: Manchester, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Impression of the English double deck busses at Piccadilly Gardens in the Manchester city centre.
Location: Manchester, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Hmmm......Hard to keep your eyes on the road with this in front of your nose. Picture taken near the Manchester townhall.
Location: Near Horse Bay, England.
Date: August 2008.
Truck: Volvo FH Globetrotter XL
Company, homebase: Eddie Stobart. Carlisle, England.
Remarks: Taken on a M-6 northbound rest area.
Location: Near Horse Bay, England.
Date: August 2008.
Truck: Foden
Company, homebase: S. Ollerton LTD. Chorley, England.
Remarks: This is a Foden dumptruck. As you can see it has a DAF CF cab. Taken on the M-6 northbound rest area.
Location: Near Horse Bay, England.
Date: August 2008.
Truck: MAN TGA XL.
Company, homebase: G&S International. Glasgow, Scotland.
Remarks: Taken on the M-6 northbound rest area.
Location: Near Horse Bay, England.
Date: August 2008.
Truck: Scania R470 Topline.
Company, homebase: United Tyre Co LTD. Bristol, England.
Remarks: Taken on the M-6 northbound rest area.
Location: Near Horse Bay, England.
Date: August 2008.
Truck: DAF CF.
Company, homebase: John Lewis partnership. UK.
Remarks: Taken on a M-6 northbbound rest area.
Location: Near Horse Bay, England.
Date: August 2008.
Truck: Scania R620 Topline.
Company, homebase: MacTaggart Bros. Scotland.
Remarks: Taken on a M-6 northbbound rest area.
Location: Near Horse Bay, England.
Date: August 2008.
Truck: Scania R480 Topline.
Company, homebase: A.W. Jenkinson. Penrith, England.
Remarks: Taken on a M-6 northbbound rest area. That day we were on our way to the beautifull Lake District. During a short stop I hopped over the restarea and shot a few pictures of parked rigs.
Location: Near Carnforth, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Northbound M-6. On our way to the Lake District.
Location: Near Grasmere, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: An impression of the Lake District.
Location: Near Borrowdale, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Climbing up on the awesome Honisterpass in the Lake District. Not a road to drive with a big rig.
Location: Near Buttermere, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: On top of the Honister pass. The road down leads to Buttermere near Buttermere Lake. Awesome sight!!
Location: Near Boot, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Our Lake District tour leaded us also overhead the Hardknott Pass. Comparing to the Honister Pass, the Hardknott Pass is much steeper. Before starting the climb, you will find these warningsigns and even a phonebox, where you can make a phonecall to tell you beloving ones that this might be you last call, because you go up the Hardknott Pass......
Location: Near Boot, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: And here it is: The Hardknott Pass. Crazy steep climb, only driveable in first gear with 5 persons in our four wheeler. Shifting to the second gear was like commiting suicide. Left and right turns like hell. Opposite traffic to avoid, whom were fighting with the brakes in their 30% decend. And even lot's of sheep on the road. But it was an experience I will never forget. And the landscape was fabilous!!!!!! Shame that it started to rain up there.....
Location: Near Boot, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Climbing up the Hardknott Pass. An impression.
Location: Near Boot, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Still climbing up the Hardknott Pass. And the worse part had still to come.....
Location: Near Cockley Beck, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Yeah, we've made it. On top of the Hardknott Pass. There we had this awesome view. Shame about the rain further down the valley.
Location: Blackpool, England
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: One of our last days of our vacation we've spended in Blackpool near the Irish Sea. Near the seashore you will see this old Blackpool trams still running services from Blackpool to Fleetwood, some 15 kilometres further to the north.
Location: Blackpool, England.
Date: August 2008.
Remarks: Another Blackpool-tram with the Blackpool tower on the background. This 380 feet high Eiffeltower-look-a-like is inspired by that same Eiffeltower as you can see clearly. Now I can show lot's more of scenerypics during our vacation in England, but this is a truckwebsite so the next bunch are truckpics taken in Warrington on our way back home. Shall we......



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