Off to France in the Morning :-)

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Off to France in the Morning :-)

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As the title says, I'm off to France in the morning and it's the first time I'll have gone abroad on this bike, I've had it 10 months now and covered 5000 miles without a hiccup  :)  So hopefully another 2k in the next few days should be a breeze  8)  I'll post some pics along the way :)


Loaded and raring to go.
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Wow, that's one clean looking bike Sim, have a good safe trip.

Hopefully, we'll see you in Wetherby on Saturday 2nd June.
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Looks the biz. Stay safe and have a good trip. Looking forward to the pics. You'll be ready for an authentic 'full english' when you get back or are you 'taking supplies?
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Take care on this comfortable seat, mate


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totally jealous, have a great trip and holiday.
safe trip
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Safe & enjoyable journey
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Thanks guys! I'll keep you updated  :)


ps. I've just had the thumbs up from the 'big un' for Wetherby  8) 
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The morning started well with clear blue skies and nice 20 degree's C at Castleford where I met up with Mick for bacon butties and coffee before heading south for Folkestone to catch the Euro tunnel.
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We stopped at Boulogne -Sur- Mer for an overnight pit stop and some light refreshments at the Buffalo Grill, we stayed in a Premiere Classe which are very basic and not recommended for anything more than getting your head down for the night.
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The following morning I awoke at 5am and had a brew whilst waiting for the sun to come up before going for a walk.
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We headed off down to Honfleur for lunch where we've stayed on numerous occasions, This gave us the opportunity to ride over the Pont de Normandie again, It's quite interesting on a windy day.
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Honfeur Port. Nice town and worth a stop if you're visiting the WW2 sites.
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Then we headed off down to Dinan where we were stopping for the next three days, With it being such a clear and sunny day we got a pretty good view of Mont Saint Michel where we'd visited in 2016 whilst staying in Granville.
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We arrived first (before the ferry travellers) at Dinan where we was staying in the Hotel Ibis Styles Dinan Centre which I highly recommend :-)
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The seafarers finally arrived and took their positions next to the land lubbers bikes outside the hotel.
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Saturday morning took us on a ride down to Perros-Guirec looking for some 'Pink Rocks' that have took amazing shape over the years? We never found them so had a walk round the port instead, then went for some out of season (small) Moules & Frites.
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Then we headed of in the direction of Binic (another port) via the coast road because someone had recommended a good ice cream parlour
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Sunday saw the weather take a slight turn for the worst :-( so we spent the morning doing a bit of sight seeing around our host town.
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A bit of a local car enthusiast gathering in the square.
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The port of Dinan
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And a few from the old town
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Sunday evening took a turn for the worst weather wise with an absolute downpour!
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But the food was good whilst tucked up inside the restaurant
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Monday brought a repeat of the inbound journey back to Honfleur for lunch before heading back to Boulogne  for the night, This time we had 100 miles of heavy rain to contend with though :-(  the RT does a good job of keeping the worst weather off you :-)


Just short of 2k in five days and the RT is back on the drive being cleaned ready for weekend :-)
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Great pics, thanks for posting. Lovely old town and always nice to see boats. I can smell the garlic. Just got my Michelin maps off the shelf and Basecamp is centred on La Belle France. Mange tout as Delboy often remarks.
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