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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:18 pm

As the saying goes "those who can do the rest just sit and talk about it"

It's nice to see on here we have those who can do and then talk about it afterwards imparting their knowledge to us mere mortals

If some think thats self promoting then more fool them.

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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:56 am

Hillbilly Raider wrote:
You are most welcome.
I've spent the last 20 years working and playing in the region, and am always happy to help.
HOWEVER i dont tend to post said help on forums much these days as there are too many " 2 weeks holiday a year arm chair overlanders" out there who either want me to impart all this knowledge and experiance FOC or slagg me off with the old " you only post stuff to encorage people to book with you" insults.


I appreciate what you have said on this forum. Genuine helpful information, even If I can only put it to use 2 weeks of the year. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:07 am

Mmmmm, now let's see - go out of your mind sitting by a pool in Torremolinos for a fortnight surrounded by hordes of pissed-up idiots ... or explore the great world about you by utilising the ol' off-roader and see a bit of real nature/culture/history?

It may only be two weeks, but it's what you make of those precious 336 hours that's important! Each to their own I realise, but when you look at the choice in the cold light of day, there really is no contest.





























... it's the pool and all those bikini-clad babes for me!!!!!! clapping clapping clapping

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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:16 am

I hope i have not offend you TJ with the 2 week comment? i merely was trying to make the point that they dont respect mine or many other tour companys comments on forums because we charge for our services and thus dont want to encourage solo travellers to go it alone and to keep these places all to ourselves but they dont flame people for spamming equpiment or parts do they?
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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:17 am

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Mmmmm, now let's see - go out of your mind sitting by a pool in Torremolinos for a fortnight surrounded by hordes of pissed-up idiots ... or explore the great world about you by utilising the ol' off-roader and see a bit of real nature/culture/history?

It may only be two weeks, but it's what you make of those precious 336 hours that's important! Each to their own I realise, but when you look at the choice in the cold light of day, there really is no contest.































... it's the pool and all those bikini-clad babes for me!!!!!! clapping clapping clapping

haha

the 1st part made me feel ill and angry at the same time, the 2nd bit is much more me and as for the bikini babes....... affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:22 am

It is a grey area, but again we all know where we're coming from, so no problem whatsoever on here. Simply because an individual is a trader shouldn't preclude them from conversing with others or imparting their considerable knowledge. Carry on as per ...

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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:43 am

Hi Ok have started some more planning which for various reasons has included a total change of plan we are still going to France then heading down to the Pyrenees.
This will all be fairly gentle, we will be going at the end of july and have managed to beg borrow and steel three weeks off work.
We are crossing using the Euro tunnel (Tesco vouchers made this cheap) then provisional plans of the Loire, Vendee to the Orthez Bearn in the pyrenees to watch a round of the French off road championship and tour into Spain and the pyrenees then a run back up with a stay near Paris and then a visit to Parc Asterix for the kids, especially this big one. A big thanks to the kids for putting up with Dad bouncy around them around the countryside. Do not if anyone is planning anything similar but would be happy to meet up with folks. Wil keep posting clinking teacups

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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:05 pm

Sounds like a plan Stan! clapping

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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:57 am

Just came across this website tonight as part of planning http://about-france.com/tourism/no-tolls-routes.htm also seems a good way of keeping costs down as not in mad rush to get anywhere.

Have been trying to get roof rack for Henry as ever with Henry total lack of affordable/second hand options, so old halfords top box has been refettled, two new clips off ebay along with new u-bolts to fit Henry's roofbars, a lot cheaper than new rack. By the way girls like to give car a name and the terracan got called Henry.

This week end help friend change cambelt, full service and handbrake needs sorted also two new tyres need fitting. Sat nav bought the other week to help with nav but maps will still be in car.

Next weekend fit basic storage system.

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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:24 am

That's more or less the route I use. Good website, nice one Del! thumbsup

You still intend going to the Rally Orthez Béarn by the way?

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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:02 pm

Yes will be at the Rally cheers1

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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:39 pm

A asked because I was looking at their website last night, looks to be a good bash. Shame I can't make it myself ... enjoy!

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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:34 am

Also planning taking a Donkey for a walk http://paysanecreuse.free.fr/

Looks like fun

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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:16 pm

See you're determined to make an ass of yourself! laughing pound

Well, it's a tad different to the type of overland travel that most of us here are used to, but nevertheless it's still overlanding. clapping

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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:09 pm

Working on Henry yesterday with mechanic friend who is helping/teaching as we go new tyres, done ok timing belt/service ok, then the ouch, have been feeling vibration through the accelerator over the last week which has turned out to be the rear prop shaft and front uj so need replacing onto macks and dismantlers websites possibility of one not too far away also possibility of replacing with new will depend on costs, especially when on a tight budget.

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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:00 pm

Probs sorted and car packed ready to go today off down to the wilds of Shephard Bush today before heading to Eutotunnel then overnight Rouen before stop in Limoges for 3 days to unwind and recharge the batteries, then down to Foix in the pyrenees before heading to Orthez to watch offroad event back into Spain for a couple of days, then head to Paris sorry I have not put up some piccies but things have been manic will try post some when we get back in 3 weeks time.

Cheers Del and Family clinking teacups

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PostSubject: Re: Future trips   Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:53 pm

Bon voyage! cheers1

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