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Old 07 September 2012, 12:52   #1
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Bimini's & Bikini's

Us Seadogs just got back from 2 weeks in the south of France near St Tropez where we stayed in an idealic location called Port Grimaud (mentioned elsewhere on here in the archives) otherwise known as "little Venice" with its narrow streets and canals.

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Thoroughly recommend the area for a family holiday as it's a sailing mecca, the weather was very hot, reaching 40 deg C on the journey, and on most days we took the rib out simply to cool down in the sea breeze. The only downside was the travelling, especially in mad August through France. We took 2 days each way stopping overnight in Dijon, still managing nearly 2000 miles overall with the trailer in tow at a sensible speed. Still, car and trailer did very well.

Whilst there we took in a lot of the bays and beaches and particularly enjoyed Pampelonne beach where we moored just yards from the sun kist bare bikini's. Also enjoyed jumping off our rib and swimming around in the clear blue open water - something we have hardly done in this country for fear of frost bite! We definitely needed the bimini up though when getting out the sea as otherwise it was just too hot.

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Best of all, in St Tropez when we asked the Capitainerie where he would like to moor us he put us alongside the superyachts. Wondering how much they might be paying to be paraded along the port I asked him how much for our 5m and he said it was free for a couple of hours. We couldn't believe it. If only Cowes and Yarmouth would follow this trend...

We also hopped along the coast in the car to Monaco to see a fireworks evening only to get drenched in a mistral storm but what cars...


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Anyone else manage to get away from our weather this summer?
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Old 07 September 2012, 13:31   #2
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Nice..''Have RIB will Travel'' Now thaaat is a Tow! I know ''Disco Mick'' spent a some Quality time at 'Lake Garda'..and a few days after getting Back was Trailing his Rig with us up to Scotland!!..But he's from Yorkshire, so the Usual rules don't apply!!
Not heard of so much ''Towing'' since ''Fergie''! Fair play to you Boys.It won't come to you THAT's for sure.
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Honeymooned in st trop and had two nights in Monaco, sat in casino square in cafe de Paris for a couple of hours just people and car watching as they came out I the casino. Even saw a Bugatti EB110. Wow. Plus club 55 on the pamp beach had a roller with Tina Turner. Crazy days. Now I just change nappies.
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Didn't see any bikini's... :-(

Nice Ferrari, though.


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Didn't see any bikini's... :-(

Nice Ferrari, though.


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Must say that I was disappointed too

Made a nice read tho
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Old 08 September 2012, 04:15   #6
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Must say that I was disappointed too

Made a nice read tho
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Golden beaches, golden sun and a golden tan! The Rolls weren't bad either...

What did other Ribnet users get up to this summer?
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Which ones Tina Turner ?

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I have enjoyed driving that route, well almost that route, for the past 25 years going down to Northern Spain each August, yes the traffic can sometimes be hellb but it is worth it once the boat is on the water and the dive equipment is being used.

Some of the remote coves that you come across are fantastic, we decided this year to invest in a bimini and will be looking out for one at Southampton on 15th.

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