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Sewells in France and Belgium 2018
« on: October 11, 2018, 02:55:47 pm »
After some trying times recently Melanie and I are off for a well deserved holiday in France and Belgium, we had this originally planned for September but we had to cancel and re-book. We leave home on Saturday staying over in Market Harborough before a leisurely dash for the tunnel on Sunday morning. Our first French destination is Le Touquet (one of my favourite places). Monday morning sees us off to Reims for a couple of days. Dinant is our next destination for another couple of days before heading to Ypres where we will be meeting up with Sudolea and his wife for some eats and drinks.  :D Heading back to the UK on Saturday morning.
I'll try to remember to take some photos, but as you already know, sometimes I forget  :-[
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Re: Sewells in France and Belgium 2018
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 04:41:54 pm »
I hope that you have a great trip Rae. 
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Re: Sewells in France and Belgium 2018
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 12:19:10 pm »
You sure drew the short straw weather wise with having to re-book. Still, I know you love your waterproofs... ;D

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Re: Sewells in France and Belgium 2018
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 12:43:55 pm »
It certainly looks like a wet start but hey, we're roughty toughty bikers  ::)

Oh, and I also have a bike that doesn't dissolve in a bit of rain  ;D not decrying BMWs, just the people that think their bike might dissolve in a bit of rain  ;)
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Re: Sewells in France and Belgium 2018
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 01:32:38 pm »
Enjoy the trip Rae.
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Re: Sewells in France and Belgium 2018
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 05:35:53 pm »
Enjoy Rae and Mellanie.
Embrace the wind.

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Re: Sewells in France and Belgium 2018
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 05:37:11 pm »
Enjoy Rae and Mellanie.
Thank you Costas, I'll pass on your wishes to Melanie.

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Re: Sewells in France and Belgium 2018
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2018, 08:49:33 pm »
I have been a bit derelict in my reporting duties, so here is a catch up.
The trip started on Saturday, the rain stopped just before we set off and because it was so warm the roads dried quickly. I had an A and B road wiggly route planned but because of the high winds I decided to take the A1, A46 went into Melton Mowbray for a coffee and then took the legendary B6047 to Market Harborough, it’s not quite as legendary with 45 mph gusts of wind. But all in all it was a good trip.

We were up with the lark on Sunday for our dash for the tunnel. It was throwing it down with rain for the first two hours. Once we got across the Dartford crossing it brightened up and the sun popped its head out for a while. Our train was delayed a bit which made us a bit late and with a road closure on my non motorway route the other side of the channel I decided to cut my losses and take the motorway to Le Touquet. The Red Fox hotel can be highly recommended, clean tidy and right in the middle of town amongst everything,

A warm night in October in Le Touquet

Another Le Touquet attraction with the obligatory carousel in the background


Monday saw us off to Reims a warm sunny dry day unfolded. Temperatures got up to 27 degrees C
A pleasant journey got us to Reims at about 4 O’clock when we visited Musée de la Reddition where the German surrender was signed.
After a hectic day we relaxed with a couple of glasses of Bofferding (I had never heard of it either)


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Re: Sewells in France and Belgium 2018
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2018, 10:53:17 pm »
Nice one...and don't leave us in the dark for so long again  ;D

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Re: Sewells in France and Belgium 2018
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 09:00:01 am »
I found Schindlers lift  ;D

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Re: Sewells in France and Belgium 2018
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 05:34:53 pm »
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Re: Sewells in France and Belgium 2018
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 09:14:01 pm »
I have been a bit derelict in my reporting duties, so here is a catch up.
The trip started on Saturday, the rain stopped just before we set off and because it was so warm the roads dried quickly. I had an A and B road wiggly route planned but because of the high winds I decided to take the A1, A46 went into Melton Mowbray for a coffee and then took the legendary B6047 to Market Harborough, it’s not quite as legendary with 45 mph gusts of wind. But all in all it was a good trip.

We were up with the lark on Sunday for our dash for the tunnel. It was throwing it down with rain for the first two hours. Once we got across the Dartford crossing it brightened up and the sun popped its head out for a while. Our train was delayed a bit which made us a bit late and with a road closure on my non motorway route the other side of the channel I decided to cut my losses and take the motorway to Le Touquet. The Red Fox hotel can be highly recommended, clean tidy and right in the middle of town amongst everything,

A warm night in October in Le Touquet

Another Le Touquet attraction with the obligatory carousel in the background


Monday saw us off to Reims a warm sunny dry day unfolded. Temperatures got up to 27 degrees C
A pleasant journey got us to Reims at about 4 O’clock when we visited Musée de la Reddition where the German surrender was signed.
After a hectic day we relaxed with a couple of glasses of Bofferding (I had never heard of it either)

Bofferding... brew of the Gods ! brewed in Luxembourg and not often seen far from its borders  ;D