Just Booked the Ferry!

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  1. John Laidler

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    As the title says, I've just booked the Plymouth/Roscoff ferry for early September, returning six weeks later. The plan is to see as much of "rural" France as possible, so it will be village aires and hopefully the odd vineyard or two as I've just signed up to France Passion today as well. The timing of the trip should be perfect for the vendange or grape harvest. We have no firm plans on how far south to go, it will depend largely on the weather but we will make a determined effort to escape out of Brittany - having failed miserably to do this last year when we were seduced by all the old stones in the region!
     
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    Lucky you. I'm jealous. Have a good trip.
     
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    Oh my, I feel another blog coming on:D
     
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    It wasn't meant to be funny, looking forward to reading of you three on your next trip,
     
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    You're right though, I will try and write up the trip, it's the best way to remember where we've been, given my unreliable memory! I need to buy a new Three sim card as I must have more less exceeded the usage limits on the ones I have now and might get blocked. I've also cobbled together a wifi booster so I will give that a try but I'm not sure what free Wi-Fi there will be. There is the FON system but I haven't had much success with that so far but I will try again.
     
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    I'll be looking forward to your ramblings as usual but this time we might be over there for a couple of weeks in September too...(y)
     
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    You certainly get out there, don't you. Setting a grand example.
     
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    Sounds like a great trip.. very envious.


    safe travels..
     
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  9. kcy

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    We are doing a couple of weeks in Scotland, Loch Ness and Skye. Apart from a weekend in Fort William and Edinburgh, it a place I've never really explored, so the Garden and Yorkshire cricket can spare us some time away!
     
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    I love Scotland, just a long way from here! The time to go this year was May and June according to my brother, who lives in Fort William, these months were exceptionally dry and sunny. July, unfortunately, was a complete washout. :( You just have to take the weather on the chin in Scotland as unlike mainland Europe you can't just drive off to hunt the sun, though the east coast is generally the driest.
     
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    Now you tell me:LOL:, it should have been may!! Hey ho,
     
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    Steve ,fortunately, doesn't come on here I just wave hi lights under his nose, he wanted to go to Cornwall. I won heehee. He had a 'hand' in the building of the Skye bridge so he didn't take much persuadeing
     
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    Lucky you we've just got back and I want to go again! Glad you are going to do a blog ! Love reading yours and Charlie's exploits!
     
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    The bits arrived then:)......didn't you say you were going to post a step by step guide of how you made it?...way over my head but I do enjoy reading of folks' tweaks & builds(y)
     
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    I've written some instructions, mostly as a way of recording what I did, but it was way over my head too and though it works I'm not confident enough to put it on here! The problem is it cost a shade over a hundred pounds in bits and I wouldn't want someone to buy everything then find it doesn't work when following my instructions. I also haven't tried it on a trip or properly installed it with a permanent power supply yet. I'm happy to share the instructions if anyone wants them, providing they understand they are probably going to be on their own if they hit problems. :)
     
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    was raining again i heard today in fort william.
    bob that travels with me lives in the fort.
    he is ready to get away . like you have said its been a very wet dark summer up there .
     
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    I'll be waiting to read your new thread. I think I have an idea of some of the places you'll be visiting (y).
     
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    Were off to south of France Sept 28th will there be any funsters around that area happy travels Rod
     
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    Great. Looking forward to your trip although we'll be over there ourselves for 10 days. Calling in at Twin Lakes Rally while we're there.
     
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    I'm sure there will be but the south of France is a big place! The best thing is if you find somewhere nice post something about it on the Forum. Or if you can't find anywhere nice - ask folk on here for suggestions on where to go. Some of the suggestions might even he helpful. :)
     
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