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Post by scarecrow » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:28 pm

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Oh no, not another road trip!?!

Well this one's slightly different in that it's a plan for our family's 2011 main summer holiday... Thought I'd share it with fellow touring-fans (and also put out an appeal for any knowledge of the Spanish section: I only know a bit of the Barcelona area - as for the rest of the 'section' I don't know anything except a few pointers from Wikipee'.

With the intention to get a fair distance in the first three days, we drive down on an early Monday morning to cross at Dover (90 mi), then (Day one; 200mi) it's off from CALAIS to around CHATEAU-THIERRY (E of Paris). Day two; onwards to MOULINS - that's another 232mi. Day three, it's off to RODEZ (210 mi). Day four/five*; cross the Sky-bridge at Millau and on to *TWO nights in or near AGDE/NARBONNE-PLAGE (125 mi). Day six (187 mi); lunch in Perpignan and on to a villa W of Barcelona, Spain (area of MANRESA) booked for one week from Saturday to Saturday, taking us to; Day twelve/thirteen*; on to ZARAGOZA (165 mi) - spend *TWO nights there - so; Day fourteen; cross the Pyrenees to PAU via Jaca (there is a plan to do Bilbao instead... but for now Pau is favoured), that's 160 mi. Day fifteen/sixteen*; Pau to BISSCAROSSE/ARCACHON (160 mi), *TWO nights there. Then it's a couple of longer-distance drives; Day seventeen; on to TOURS (248 mi), Day eighteen; continue to AMIENS (232 mi), then Day nineteen; on to CALAIS (99 mi) cross that day and on to home.

Overall about 2,200 miles in 11 days of driving; that's quite a lot less than the BXagon did - albeit a fair distance considering it's meant to be a holiday. But with a solid week of 'doing nothing' in the middle of it plus some days off either side, it should make for a memorable holiday.

Now, HOW THE **** am I going to afford it?! Ah well, something to aim for.
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I expect I'll get a couple of days dan Margate again :(

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:42 pm

It wasn't my intention to boast :oops: We do without so much compared with some, it's nice to be extravagant every other year or so. I do wish I could shoot off to the Bahamas, but hey! :lol:
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Post by scarecrow » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:19 pm

Sorry Phil - I'm pleased for anyone able to get away for a while. I was just reflecting... :wink: Not your fault I'm a lazy bastard :lol:

I have all the maps to plan my drive to Portugal which I might actually do one day. I think I'll need 6 months though :wink:

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:21 pm

scarecrow wrote: I think I'll need 6 months though :wink:
Why? Planning on doing it in a n/a 17 diesel? :lol:
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Post by scarecrow » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:25 pm

I have a tendency to get waylaid when I'm travelling :D

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:24 am

:wink: Ahhh, those were the days..... :)
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:02 pm

Blimey, wifey's on board with this road trip holiday. I'd better start saving!
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Post by scarecrow » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:20 pm

Blimey, almost makes me want a wife :wink:

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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:21 pm

Eeek :shock:
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Post by scarecrow » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:27 pm

Go on then Tim - we can give it a go, but I'm on top :wink:

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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:08 pm

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Post by saintjamesy89 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:47 pm

scarecrow wrote:
Roverman wrote:
scarecrow wrote:Blimey, almost makes me want a wife :wink:

Eeek :shock:

Go on then Tim - we can give it a go, but I'm on top :wink:

Ooh, I just blushed! :oops:

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scarecrow wrote: I have a tendency to get waylaid when I'm travelling :D

:wink: Ahhh, those were the days..... :)
You too? Good days indeed...

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Post by MULLEY » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:15 pm

scarecrow wrote:Go on then Tim - we can give it a go, but I'm on top :wink:
:lol: :lol: That did make me giggle.
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Post by docchevron » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:13 am

and me!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:47 am

scarecrow wrote:Go on then Tim - we can give it a go, but I'm on top :wink:
I dont think so love, I may be single but im not desperate :wink:
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