We Start A New Mini Tour At Last...

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  1. JJ

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    Man Plans... God Laughes.

    After a few false starts, we finally get away around 3.30ish today, Tuesday, August 9th.

    A new adventure begins.

    After pounding the tarmac remorselessly for 55 kms (only stopping for a rest once), my highly tuned, off-site, freeloading antenna started twitching and we have pulled up just outside Lisle-sur-Tarn.

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    We are beside a small lake, which is ajacent to the River Tarn, and has lots of ducks and 49 coypu (nutrias) swimming around in it.

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    On the other side of the lake there is a collection of motorhomers, where there are (I think) tank emptying facilities.

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    Quite frankly, although they are definitely motorhomers, they look very similar to the travelling folk who have been causing us such grief and delay and so, the very last place I would choose to spend the night tonight, would be squeezed in there with them.

    An early night... and I hope Frankie is able to start relaxing a little after the time she has been having recently...

    More in due course; if you Funsters are interested.

    JJ and Frankie :cool:
     
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    Keep an eye on those coypu, they can be very destructive. They are after all very large rats.
     
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  3. JJ

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    They won't frighten rufty tufty off-siters like us, Mr Snowbird...

    but thanks for the warning.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Hope you both enjoy your adventure. Looking forward to updates.

    David & Jay
     
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    Enjoy your relaxing holiday!(y)

    Are the lettuces with you?!;)
     
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    If any of the Coypu come close enough to catch there is a recipe for them at the bottom of this page: http://www.eattheweeds.com/nutria-coypu/ :)

    You could try luring them with a carrot perhaps. Happy foraging!
     
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    Of course.

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    They need holidays too you know.(y)


    JJ :cool:
     
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  8. JJ

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    My people in the French department tell me that coypu's are a protected species here in France.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Tastes just like Chicken!
     
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    We wish you all the best and have a great time. Overdue for you both (y)
     
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    There's a coypu sneaking up on you under that upside down cardboard box......:eek:
     
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    They were public enemy number 1 in Norfolk some years ago. Caused untold damage to the fens. No natural enemies as they were an imported species. Bit like some other species I could think of :censored:.
     
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    The plants in the right hand trough look Suspiciously like these.. :giggler:

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    Hope you both have a good and well deserved break. Look forward to hearing about it :smiley:
     
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    Hmmm, check those lettuces for bottom rot. They are beginning to look a bit peaky.
     
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    I'm sat....I don't believe it... We have gone at last. Thanks all for your good wishes. I should feel a bit better in 2 or 3 days time! Till then....rrrrrrrrr snore time!
     
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    Enjoy your snoring !:D
     
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    Enjoy your journey and have a wonderful relaxing time.
     
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    Hope you both have a lovely time - looking forward to the posts! :giggle:
     
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    Hope you get a good rest Frankie, if anyone can give relaxing lessons it's JJ, and please keep the blog going, it looks as if our departure is going to be delayed yet again, so I have to live vicariously.

    Keep hold of my lock Spring JJ, I bought pies with a long use-by date. :laughing:

    PS. In case Mo is right, DON'T eat the lettuce on the right before driving. :rofl::rofl:
     
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