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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:37 pm 
Its europe yo... Mad scoots and bikes EVERYWHERE... They have had shitty gas prices for YEARS!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:21 pm 
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They have had shitty gas prices for YEARS!



Tell me about it...
About $8 a US gallon :evil:

All the scooter riders are bonkers as well
The girls are the worst, don't seem to have any fear...Or is that brains. :ucrazy:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:55 pm 
Really enjoyed all the pics, thanks for sharing. Looks like a great time. :highfive:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:23 pm 
Don't write me off yet, ya got another 3 days to go... :shock:
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:24 pm 
Yep we waiting been great so far hopefully we will see some Beach shots.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:30 pm 
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Yep we waiting been great so far hopefully we will see some NUDE Beach shots.



fixed it for ya ... crazy french people and their nude beaches!!! haha

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:55 pm 
Sorry to disappoint ya, no nude or topless beach shots.
Wanted to be sure this thread stays SFW.

Got plenty in my archives.
Holidaying in Cap d'Agde ya tend to GET a few.

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Ok we will allow you to post em elsewhere

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:14 am 
Day 8. No complaints on the weather, just right for riding.
Heading for the Camargue today.
Huge National park, also famous in Europe for rice and salt.

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First off I got to tackle Marseille.....Biggest city in France bar Paris.

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Somewere in Marseille, totally lost.

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Finally found my way out........only took 2 hrs...hmmmm
Carried my way along the coast till the Bouch De Rhone.
Took the ferry across the river into the Camargue

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Salt flats. They let sea water into these shallow lakes, then let the water evaporate leaving the salt behind

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Then all the salt is scrapped off to make these mountains.
After which it's off to the refinery to be cleaned and packaged

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Finally at my overnight stop.
Free camping on the beach, and arguably the best pizzas in France



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:15 am 
Day 9. Had one of my best nights sleep here.
Quiet and peaceful. Just the sound of the sea lapping the shore.
Anyhoo, this is where things start to go wrong.
Plan was for my wife to drive down today to meet me at Cap d'Agde
I phone her up to see if all was going OK
She says I need to get home for the weekend (It's now Wednesday)
Nothing serious, just an issue that needed my presence.
(We are buying a Gite, and it needed my signature)
Actually I was fukin annoyed, hadn't heard anything from the sellers since March.
Didn't think it would happen till end of August.......


Bollox to it..., breakfast done so back on the road.

The Camargue was interesting but not very photogenic.
Terrible roads as well.
Lots and lots of this..

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First stop Agues Mortes. old fortified town at the edge of the Camargue.

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Then Cap D'Agde, this is where I was supposed too meet up with my wife for a few days before continuing......

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Finally onto Beziers, about another 30km for my overnight camp

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:05 pm 
My wife and I are staying in les Issambres (just east of St. Maxime) next week for my cousin's wedding, your pictures are GETting me excited! Crazy hot down there though! We've also planned a scooter tour in Paris the following week, going to be interesting to ride in such a scooter full city.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:14 am 
awesome pics and story so far.. cant wait to show my wife :)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:47 am 
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My wife and I are staying in les Issambres ..............
We've also planned a scooter tour in Paris the following week,


Yup, know it well.
Stayed there many times when we first started taking our vacation in France.

The Les Issambres campsite right by the beach.
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Enjoy your Paris tour, but be careful...They are all totally bonkers there
Giveway to the Right, and watch out for roundabouts.
Some have right of way on the roundabout, others have right of way coming on.....Don't ask me why I have no idea. :ucrazy:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:59 am 
Day 10. Woke feeling a bit deflated
This was going to be the last day of my trip

I'm on the outskirts of Beziers, heading for Cahores, via Carcasson and Toulon
My wife left home early this morning to meet me in Cahores with our van to bring me back.


Time to leave the coast behind and start heading inland

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Came across this on a narrow lane.
A Gendarme (Police) said you can't get through there has been an accident.
Hmmmmm, no shit? ... talk about stating the fukin obvious !!!

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Oops, wrong turn ended up at the entrance to a Chateau,
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Skull cave. Explored inside, it went back about 50mtrs or so with lots of dark holes........No I didn't look inside them
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Don't ask, I have no idea. Maybe a stoneage bus stop....

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I definitely think the French are nuts.....Loads of flatlands, and they have to build on the side of a mountain...

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Arrive at Cahores, now to search out where my wife is....

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This seems a good end point for my trip...

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Total distance just over 2000km.
OK so maybe not a "Epic" trip, but I'm quite happy.

Conclusions tomorrow...

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