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Revisiting England and Wales#2

GRAND VAN TOUR OF ENGLAND and WALES.  POST 2: POLICEMAN’S TREE CAMP to APPLE TREE CAMP via LEDBURY and CHELTENHAM. 17th JULY 2015 From Policeman’s Tree Camp we pushed on towards Cheltenham to a Tern bicycle agent. The plan was … Continue reading

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Revisiting England and Wales#1

GRAND VAN TOUR OF ENGLAND and WALES LONDON to POLICEMAN’S TREE CAMP via OXFORD. JULY 2015 The aim of our forthcoming trip was to meet up with friends from the past. Our friends live in Dolgellau and Gilwern in Wales, … Continue reading

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Revisiting England and Wales: London

REVISITING ENGLAND AND WALES       11th July – 11th September 2015 RETURN to LONDON..after Spain, Morocco and France. This is post number 170 and it concentrates heavily on touchstone events in our lives.     To date, Encountering … Continue reading

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France: Dieppe and return to London

DIEPPE and OUR RETURN TO LONDON 9th-10th July 2015. There were a number of reasons why we decided to use the port of Dieppe as our departure point for England. Dieppe was from where my travelling companion Ian and I … Continue reading

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France: Paris to Dieppe via Rouen

PARIS to DIEPPE via ROUEN THURSDAY 9TH JULY 2015 As soon as we entered the street from our hotel this morning Heloise, a young French girl, approached us and asked about our bikes and where we were going. Since buying … Continue reading

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France: A brief but nostalgic stopover in Paris

PARIS A BRIEF STOPOVER. 8TH JULY 2015. It is now three months since we began Encountering the Past Part 3 and because in the past month we have rubbed shoulders with thousands of summer holidaymakers we thought we could avoid … Continue reading

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France: Limoges, Limousin Region

LIMOGES – LIMOUSIN REGION, WEST-CENTRAL FRANCE 6TH – 8TH JULY 2015. Limoges is renowned for its fine porcelain production and because up until recently our major source of income was from the sales of porcelain figurines we had to make … Continue reading

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France: Ouyre, Midi-Pyrenees

OUYRE, a small village near ST AFFRIQUE, in the MIDI-PYRENEES FRANCE. 25th June – 6th July 2015 Reluctantly we departed Beziers and caught a regional train for Tournemire village where our Australian friend Larry picked us up and took us … Continue reading

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France: Beziers, Southern France

BEZIERS, FRANCE 26th– 28th June 2015 It was a chaotic affair leaving Barcelona railway station and it was caused by the fact that it was swarming with post summer solstice tourists. Queues snaked across the main hall making it difficult … Continue reading

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Spain: Barcelona

BARCELONA 23rd– 25th June, 2015 For me Barcelona was not a comfortable city to visit even though we met some very approachable young locals and it was good to experience again the modernist architecture of the city. The negatives outweighed … Continue reading

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