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Quite some time ago I started saving footage from my dash cam and making short videos of the way to aires. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC10cpU-dMK4oiXI75pINolA/feed

It was just a bit of an experiment and fun and I haven't posted a new video for months, although I do have a few to edit and upload some time. I was amazed when I made a rare visit to my site today to find that there have been over 100 thousand views of my videos.

Now I know some of these young fashion video bloggers get millions of views but I am amazed that I get more than a few hundred for my very amateur channel.

I'd better get my finger out and put a few more up.

Richard.
 
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My good lady is amazed that 765 people have watched the video of her catching a carp, albeit it took over 4 years to amass that many views! She is anxiously waiting for the YouTube payment cheque to arrive....

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Clarky
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My good lady is amazed that 765 people have watched the video of her catching a carp, albeit it took over 4 years to amass that many views! She is anxiously waiting for the YouTube payment cheque to arrive....
Might be a slightly bigger wait/weight than she puts on her fishing line. :LOL:

Richard.

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Oct 7, 2013
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@Clarky
We are some of the many viewers and have used your vids for inspiration.

Please let us know when you post more!(y):)
 
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@Clarky
We are some of the many viewers and have used your vids for inspiration.

Please let us know when you post more!(y):)
If this 'orrible dank, cold weather persists much longer I will get stuck in.
Having a major sort out in my study at the mo. Once that is done I'll get editing.

Richard.

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Hi Clarky,
I am one of the many viewer's & have used your video's for inspiration , Loved them !! , use them for my research along with google earth street view.
Please let us know when you post more !
 

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Getting better month by month.
Not only watched your vidz, I’m a subscriber. Loved the one getting off the wet airfield. Used your channel along with other Funsters on here when we went across on the tunnel for the first time. Long may they continue. (y)(y):D2:D2

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Clarky
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As promised I got my finger out this morning and put another video together.
This one is a delightful small aire alongside the Garonne canal in south west France.
We visited in March last year when the canal was closed to navigation because of maintenance work. In the summer months it would be a lovely spot.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC10cpU-dMK4oiXI75pINolA/feed
 
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@Clarky - You do know that you can go into YouTube analytics and find out where your viewers are, how long they have watched for, what sort of device they watched on etc. don't you?
May be trying to teach my granny to suck eggs, but it's interesting to dig around if you didn't.

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@Clarky - You do know that you can go into YouTube analytics and find out where your viewers are, how long they have watched for, what sort of device they watched on etc. don't you?
May be trying to teach my granny to suck eggs, but it's interesting to dig around if you didn't.
Thanks. Yes, I very occasionally have a dig around in there.
it can be interesting to see that something like 83% of viewers are male (they obviously do all the holiday planning) and over 50% of views are from France.

Richard.
 
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As promised I got my finger out this morning and put another video together.
This one is a delightful small aire alongside the Garonne canal in south west France.
We visited in March last year when the canal was closed to navigation because of maintenance work. In the summer months it would be a lovely spot.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC10cpU-dMK4oiXI75pINolA/feed
We visited this aire in September and it was packed out , some turned and went away , for anyone coming to it the other way beware of a very low bridge over the canal, we had to reverse back from it as there is no sign till you get right up to it, and then we had to go round the way you came in.
 
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Clarky
Oct 30, 2010
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We visited this aire in September and it was packed out , some turned and went away , for anyone coming to it the other way beware of a very low bridge over the canal, we had to reverse back from it as there is no sign till you get right up to it, and then we had to go round the way you came in.
I'm not surprised that it was so popular in summer, it's a nice spot.
Didn't know about the low bridge, we left by the same route as when we arrived.

Richard.

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Feb 24, 2013
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do you recall if the EHU on the aire at
Caumont-sur-Garonne,
were for boat use or MH's ?

not that we hope to need it, but France in February and all that :whistle:
 
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do you recall if the EHU on the aire at
Caumont-sur-Garonne,
were for boat use or MH's ?

not that we hope to need it, but France in February and all that :whistle:
The EHU bollard you can see as I enter the aire is for boats but there is also EHU on the borne. Problem is you need a jetton from the Mairie or La Poste which are only open some days. Have a look at one of the stills, the days and times are on there.
On second thoughts, here it is:-
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Feb 24, 2013
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cancel above have now found it on camper contact

but that was odd, first search on CC web site said no place found

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but then did a google search for aire de camping car Caumont sur Garonne then this popped up

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Clarky
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can I just point out that on the video
La Madeleine-Bouvet aire de Camping-Car

At 47 seconds in you ran a STOP sign. I think this is why you have had so many views. It's the Institute of Advanced Motorists using it as an example in all their training classes... :coffee::coffee:

ha ha, nice work
There's always at least one pedant about. :LOL::LOL:

Guilty as charged m'lud.

In my defence, I was anxious not to hold a farmer up on his tractor as that would never do would it?

Richard.

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Clarky
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Just posted a new video on my YouTube channel.
This one is a popular winter stop for many Funsters, Camperstop Sierra Espuna at Totana.

Hope I've got the details right otherwise I'ill have Judith, @jumartoo after me. :(

 

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Just posted a new video on my YouTube channel.
This one is a popular winter stop for many Funsters, Camperstop Sierra Espuna at Totana.

Hope I've got the details right otherwise I'ill have Judith, @jumartoo after me. :(



Love it, thanks, will show it to Paula!

Just one small thing, it's Murcia not Mercia but that's not a problem! And you came in a slightly different way to the recommended route but that's not a problem either.

Blimey I sound pedantic!!!

Thanks again.
 
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Clarky
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it's Murcia not Mercia
Dyslexia rules, KO. What a plonker.

I'll edit the video and re post it. Can't believe I'm so daft, I usually check place name spelling against a good map or Google Earth.
Oh well, it only took two attempts at 4 hours each to upload to YouTube as our Broad Band (Aka Rubber Band) is so rubbish.

Richard.

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