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Old July 26th 05, 09:44 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Foolishly stopped at first fuel station on leaving the eurotunnel, cost
E1.20 a litre for diesel= 85pence.
Supermarket price one euro and a couple of cents, 71 pence a litre.
Kept to toll free autoroutes apart from a couple of occasions and paid for
it. Failed to set Loretta, the gps navigator to avoid toll roads and cost
E3.20 for a ten mile stretch north of Abbeville = 23 pence a mile. Was ten
pence a mile last year.
The Millau viaduct cost E7.30= 5.05 on the Visa bill. (M6 toll road cost 6
with a warning that it was going up to 7 soon).
Municipal caravan sites still about 6 a night. Med beach sites were about
14 but jumped to 20 on 2nd July.
Did 2,800 miles with the trusty Xantia, never missed a beat. 28 to 30mpg
towing- a ton or more and car full of kit and full roofbox. 45mpg solo.
Sunshine all the way-hot, hot, at around 38C. TG4 aircon.
Lots of Lidl and Aldi stores. Bordeaux and Cotes du Rhone wines 86p.
Eat out at Flunch, supermarket restaurant-all you can eat for a fiver,
including wine.
Rodez airport has amazing restaurant-overlooks the runway and apron,view
aircraft activity- superb three course meal with wine for 6.50.
Missed scheduled eurotunnel train at Folkestone due to security check. Four
officers over and under car and caravan, whilst solo cars and vans went
cruising past without a glance.
No check on the return, apart from making sure the gas was off.
Relaxed motoring all the way apart from being blasted by ignorant (british)
truck driver within thirty minutes of return to England. (Must remember to
drive on the left).
DaveK.













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Old July 27th 05, 04:16 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"davek" wrote in message
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Foolishly stopped at first fuel station on leaving the eurotunnel, cost
E1.20 a litre for diesel= 85pence.
Supermarket price one euro and a couple of cents, 71 pence a litre.
Kept to toll free autoroutes apart from a couple of occasions and paid for
it. Failed to set Loretta, the gps navigator to avoid toll roads and cost
E3.20 for a ten mile stretch north of Abbeville = 23 pence a mile. Was ten
pence a mile last year.
The Millau viaduct cost E7.30= 5.05 on the Visa bill. (M6 toll road cost
6 with a warning that it was going up to 7 soon).
Municipal caravan sites still about 6 a night. Med beach sites were about
14 but jumped to 20 on 2nd July.
Did 2,800 miles with the trusty Xantia, never missed a beat. 28 to 30mpg
towing- a ton or more and car full of kit and full roofbox. 45mpg solo.
Sunshine all the way-hot, hot, at around 38C. TG4 aircon.
Lots of Lidl and Aldi stores. Bordeaux and Cotes du Rhone wines 86p.
Eat out at Flunch, supermarket restaurant-all you can eat for a fiver,
including wine.
Rodez airport has amazing restaurant-overlooks the runway and apron,view
aircraft activity- superb three course meal with wine for 6.50.
Missed scheduled eurotunnel train at Folkestone due to security check.
Four officers over and under car and caravan, whilst solo cars and vans
went cruising past without a glance.
No check on the return, apart from making sure the gas was off.
Relaxed motoring all the way apart from being blasted by ignorant
(british) truck driver within thirty minutes of return to England. (Must
remember to drive on the left).
DaveK.


Interesting about UK "security checks" - they did it to me both last year
and the year before BUT did tell me about the free(overnight) parking behind
the first petrol station at Coquelles. Only missed the scheduled train the
second time and we used the boat this year.
Keith


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Old July 27th 05, 04:16 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"davek" wrote in message
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Foolishly stopped at first fuel station on leaving the eurotunnel, cost
E1.20 a litre for diesel= 85pence.
Supermarket price one euro and a couple of cents, 71 pence a litre.
Kept to toll free autoroutes apart from a couple of occasions and paid for
it. Failed to set Loretta, the gps navigator to avoid toll roads and cost
E3.20 for a ten mile stretch north of Abbeville = 23 pence a mile. Was ten
pence a mile last year.
The Millau viaduct cost E7.30= 5.05 on the Visa bill. (M6 toll road cost
6 with a warning that it was going up to 7 soon).
Municipal caravan sites still about 6 a night. Med beach sites were about
14 but jumped to 20 on 2nd July.
Did 2,800 miles with the trusty Xantia, never missed a beat. 28 to 30mpg
towing- a ton or more and car full of kit and full roofbox. 45mpg solo.
Sunshine all the way-hot, hot, at around 38C. TG4 aircon.
Lots of Lidl and Aldi stores. Bordeaux and Cotes du Rhone wines 86p.
Eat out at Flunch, supermarket restaurant-all you can eat for a fiver,
including wine.
Rodez airport has amazing restaurant-overlooks the runway and apron,view
aircraft activity- superb three course meal with wine for 6.50.
Missed scheduled eurotunnel train at Folkestone due to security check.
Four officers over and under car and caravan, whilst solo cars and vans
went cruising past without a glance.
No check on the return, apart from making sure the gas was off.
Relaxed motoring all the way apart from being blasted by ignorant
(british) truck driver within thirty minutes of return to England. (Must
remember to drive on the left).
DaveK.


Interesting about UK "security checks" - they did it to me both last year
and the year before BUT did tell me about the free(overnight) parking behind
the first petrol station at Coquelles. Only missed the scheduled train the
second time and we used the boat this year.
Keith


 



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