gravelines tonight

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  1. chaser

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    Not a one on the aire, five on the other side
     
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    looks like it's raining ?
     
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    Ok now been pouring all day coming up
     
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    We'll be there in 3 weeks :)
     
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    we'll be there in five weeks.. can't wait..

    where you headed Ror ?
     
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    Daft question with a predictable answer but why is it called "Gravelines" ?
     
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    Named in the 12th century following its canalisation by the Count of Flanders
    Gravelines means Count's canal

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    ...so the name is actually from Dutch, not French.
     
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    Me internet had a wobble
     
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    Phlegmish ;) :LOL: A Dutch language spoken in Flanders :nerd:
     
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    Whatever, its a great place to start and finish a tour of France, or even Belgium and the Netherlands
     
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    DID you know? Dutch for motorhome is

     
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    Hi Jim
    Two weeks tomorrow.:)
    Not sure probably Spain eventually only got a month so not too far. Fancy following the coast from Calais all the way around then tour the Picos de Europa in Northern Spain for a few days, was there 2 weeks ago on the motorbike its beautiful and Jan would love it. Then probably down to Alicante for a week to meet some friends before a quick blast home first week of July.
    Hard life but someones gotta do it eh;)
    Managed to book chunnel for only £20.00 more than the ferry so that'll save a bit of time.
    You going far?
     
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    Think you're still supposed to pay even if you're parked on the other side next to the water's edge, sure the bays are marked "payant" apart from the ones that are for the fishermen/boat owners.
     
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    We have 4 weeks.. A week to reach the French Med coast, have booked one week on a site at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.. then who knows.. northern Spain or West Coast France.. then follow that coast back to Dunkirk ..

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    Yep both sides have payant on them for the Aire
     
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    Quite right but better view on the river side(y)
     
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    Is the Sun up?
     
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