Packing for the journey - there's always someone who doesn't want you to leave!
Overnight staging post close to the ferry.
Team Tooth Brushing
Working out how to fit the beam deflectors to the headlights
Boarding the ferry at Dover
Early morning on the ferry.
Shopping on board.
Off the ferry and into France
A few dozen miles and we enter Belgium
That Audi's been following us for miles!
Through the Kennedy Tunnel at Antwerp
Right through Holland and into Germany
And so, with little trouble, to Minden, and our home for the next few days.
View from the hotel - Minden Station. Lots of trains rumbling past, but not too disruptive, and the hotel is really welcoming.
First foray into the town.
A cannon with roses - Minden Roses of course.
The first Pilsner (but not the last!)
Sitting in the stands waiting for Beating the Retreat
The dignitaries appear from the Prussian Museum
The British OC makes a speech
The Ghurkha Band
Piper on the museum balcony
The flags are lowered as the band march off.
Flypast by Army aviation.
Minden Roses leaving the arena
The Marktplaz at night - setting up for the Gourmet Mile
Melita Coffee Lounge (Melita are based in Minden)
Looking down the Gourmet Mile to the stage
And so to bed!