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Old 11 April 2011, 17:11   #391
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Hotels and The Net

Be aware that very few hotels show their entire inventory on the net. Smaller outfits tend to upload just a room or two for a given date. This is why you are seeing "just one room left" in certain cases. Get one of the tockitiv-Frenchi travellers to call and check...

Plus, there are always cancellations on the day. Again, take the list and use the phone.


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Old 12 April 2011, 01:37   #392
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Just have to hope CR's weather forecast is wrong. Again.
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Wise words from Wilk too!
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Old 12 April 2011, 15:42   #393
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It is with deep deep regret that we are stepping back from this one. I described this trip as a one in a lifetime, it just seems it wont be in my lifetime!
I can't go either Martin; I just don't have enough money at the moment; the fuel and oil alone would probably have cost me over 2,000. However, as Martini and I were saying the other night, there's no reason why Paris can't become an annual trip or maybe one that we do every two years or so. The information the guys and gals bring back with them will be invaluable for future expeditions; I may well go next year with Mrs GJ0KYZ by which time I'll hopefully have some more dosh!
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And then there were three . Great shame you have had to drop out GJ, I was certainly banking on your negotiation skills with the French for our ecluse epsiodes!

There seems to be a fairly wide ridge of high pressure lingering out in the Atlantic. Lets just hope it heads our way. I'm looking forward to 10 days off work.
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I can't go either Martin; I just don't have enough money at the moment; the fuel and oil alone would probably have cost me over 2,000.


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However, as Martini and I were saying the other night, there's no reason why Paris can't become an annual trip or maybe one that we do every two years or so.
I though the big advantage to this year was the extra large Easter holiday?

It will be interesting to see what timescale ends up being practical, if it can be done comfortably in 6 days then it becomes more of an extended bank holiday weekend type thing. The anual Faberge run, Easter eggs - geddit?
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Windfinder are currently showing F5 ENE for the 21st, but the Met Office 5 day synoptic predicts a massive high pressure system moving in from the Atlantic.

My current prediction is for some wind and light showers early in the holiday, followed by glorious clear skies.
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2k for fuel and oil, that's a bitter pill, just sat here and worked out it would cost me about 400, that's leaving and returning to hamble
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2k for fuel and oil, that's a bitter pill, just sat here and worked out it would cost me about 400, that's leaving and returning to hamble
I'm looking at nearly 3K
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Windfinder are currently showing F5 ENE for the 21st, but the Met Office 5 day synoptic predicts a massive high pressure system moving in from the Atlantic.

My current prediction is for some wind and light showers early in the holiday, followed by glorious clear skies.
I look forward to that, it's 9 degrees here at the mo, 5 days ago it was 23!
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9 degrees here at the mo, 5 days ago it was 23!
10 mid-channel, whats that about
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