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Old 22 September 2010, 18:04   #1
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Ribbing to Paris

I'm thinking of taking the rib from Jersey to Paris next year, or at least as far as Rouen (probably be the road to wrack and Rouen knowing my luck - geddit?). Anyway, has anyone else been on the Seine or done this trip?

Little known fact about the Seine: Victor Hugo's brother and sister-in-law were drowned by the large tidal bore that used to travel up the river before the training walls were built near Honfleur.
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Old 23 September 2010, 05:45   #2
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Knowing the French, there'll be a 1001 reasons why you can't do it, starting with:-
1, you're not French
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2 - They will be on strike and will have blockaded the entrance.
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3. remember to take your warning triangle, spare tube, GB sticker and black stickers on your lights for driving on the opposite side of the river. Plus plenty of cash for speeding fines!!
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There was an article in RIB International a year or 2 back on cruising to Paris from Falmouth in a Ballistic rib.
I have managed to find this link if you can get it to work correctly
http://www.ballistic.minisite.net/Reviews-and-Comments

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There's where you've been going wrong...

Quite a number of Norn Iron drivers I know slap on an auld Irish Tricolour when driving in France. The Gendarmes quite like us which is a bit unfair as WE'VE never gone to their rescue
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seem to remeber reading an article many years ago in ,practical boat owner mag ,late 80s early 90s
about a couple that took an open decked sailing boat down the seine and into and through to paris think about a 19 footer ,biggest problems was when they actually got in into the paris bit itself ,lack of faciltys , commercial traffic and hassle from the river police, though probley the fact they were also sleeping under the sail of an open boat and faffing about near commercial traffic when they perhaps should have been getting a move on ,,,,and of course they were english .
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or at least as far as Rouen (probably be the road to wrack and Rouen knowing my luck - geddit
Another little cared about factlet: Rouen is an ill-fated City for the British, being as it was the centre of Viking/Norman power in France before their invasion of England in 1066...

so reason 4. They're think you're back with a grudge
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Another little cared about factlet: Rouen is an ill-fated City for the British, being as it was the centre of Viking/Norman power in France before their invasion of England in 1066...

so reason 4. They're think you're back with a grudge
Rouen is where we burned Joan of Arc, (the fact is, that it was a French court that condemmed her & the French hadn't got the bottle to carry out the sentence so they subbed it out to Les Anglais) So they might hold that against us, it was only 500 or so years ago.
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Another little cared about factlet: Rouen is an ill-fated City for the British, being as it was the centre of Viking/Norman power in France before their invasion of England in 1066...

. They're think you're back with a grudge
Your right there wilk ,though
If it wasent for the Engish and king Harold travelling all the way up to yorkshire from london to sort out the Norweigen vikings at stamford bridge( couple of miles from york ),on the 25th september 1066 they would have had time to get back down south again to sort out the Norman invasion 3 weeks later ,,The A1 trunk road must have been very busy that week ,lol

yorkshire should have stuck with the Norweigens ,,,
though perhaps not ,,seen the price of a beer in Oslo,..
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