Ted's French Adventure

Discussion in 'France' started by top banana racing, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. For our 'honeymoon' we took Ted to France.
    Even before leaving Ted decided to break down by seizing up his caliper!
    New calipers fitted (after some judicious machining) and we set off Weds morning.

    Some interesting vehicles making the trip to France.
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    I always think it looks like the ship is eating the cars. :)

    Off at Dieppe the other end a 5 hour run down to this place. (As recommended by @Razzyh)
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  2. Handy for the bin!
  3. A lovely meal in a local Hotel.
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    Then back to bed to drink a bottle of wine given to us by another camper at The Aire for moving over to let him in. :)

    We had no real plans this holiday so the next morning we decided to go visit @lost-en-france. :)
    @Mrs Top Banana Racing made it her mission to fill the iphone with oictures of every single thing on the way down, I have edited this down a little!

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    Eventually we stopped for a break and found out why the cooling vents weren't working!
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  4. Congrats and nice pics - I especially like the blurred ones look very period 1970s! :)
  5. @Mrs Top Banana Racing's photographic skills need a little honing. :rolleyes:
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  6. Again @Mrs Top Banana Racing continued filling up the iphone but we saw some beautiful places.
    Elsewhere on the forum I'll give a breakdown of reasons but the BEST THING EVER is the "Avoid Motorways" button on Tomtom. GENIUS!!!
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    Randomly a London Cab parked by the river here?
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    You don't get to see places like this bombing down the motorways.
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  7. Eventually we got to @lost-en-france's.
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    Closely followed by a Bristol Chav and his Scooby and then a builder's van.
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  8. brilliant photo's, cheers for sharing dude!
  9. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    I've been called many things, not all of them complementary, but never a chav as far as I can recall!
  10. All the Chavs have a Scooby - FACT! ;)
  11. Here's a vehicle that rivals @rickyrooo1's Bollyknickers in not only the horrible colour but also ugliness. (although this time it's The Bus, not the owner that's 'Fugly'.)

    Mick gave us the Penthouse Suit as it was our honeymoon.

    Mick's place (wasn't that in a film?) is absolutely stunning, the whole set up is to die for, Deborah and I can't thank him and Jackie enough for what turned out to be the best trip we've ever done in Ted.
    Thanks again, you are wonderful people.

    We lit the BBQ and using the (now famous) Westfalia Fork, had a brilliant evening of eating drinking and generally making Merry, Doug and meself polished off 5 litres of moonshine and then whatever we could find!

    Following a "small" breakfast, the builder and the chav left,

    leaving @Mrs Top Banana Racing to lounge around in the pool, while I had a 'quiet think'. ;)
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  12. I have noticed that we have absolutely NO pictures of Mick! Maybe he's a figment of our imagination???
    Nearby to @lost-en-france there's an old quarry where they take statue stone from, each year artists come to the place and carve statues not only on blocks in the clearing but also in the quarry itself.
    There's a "Function area" too, it's all very nice and some of the work is stunning.
    Best of all it's all free!
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  13. Baysearcher

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    I think we need to rent that function place for Le Techenders.
    What a superb place!
  14. I think the translation from French read "Joanne's Arse" on this one. ;)
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  15. Some down in the Quarry.
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  16. Yet more!
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  17. I've saved the best 'til last.
    This piece of work is absolutely stunning, absolutely smooth and perfect lines, @Mrs Top Banana Racing and I both spent ages just walking round it.
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  18. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Bon photos
  19. Nice pictures, I always hit the avoid motorways button as well ,
  20. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Excellent photos :) when we drove back to the uk in the Bay we mainly avoided mways and saw many lovely things and places :)

    Looks like you had a fab time. Those ex pats living in France are pretty sappley aren't they? Is @lost-en-france a lottery winner what with having his own pool and everything?! :)

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