This is the last leg of our continental journey - from Reims through Amiens to LeHavre (3 hours).
There we turn in the car (Hertz, 70 Rue des Briquetiers) and make our way to the DL lines (91, Quai de Southhampton 76600) for the overnight journey by ferry from LeHavre to Prtsmouth. We board at 9:30 p.m., depart at 11:00, and arrive in Portsmouth at 6:15 a.m. where we will take the train to Winchester and meet up with the Workman family.
I hope the crossing goes well, but I have my doubts. The online booking did not work, and the phone call to book the ferry, was overly complicated. But, all we need is a cabin and a bed to make it work well. We shall see.