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Old 24 April 2011, 10:08   #461
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They're offline. Must mean that there are no base stations along the seine?
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Old 24 April 2011, 13:14   #462
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Or he pulled the plug to stop people like us watching! I'm gutted I couldn't go also, and just realised that the Mrs has her birthday 23rd July. So thats Alderney out too. How inconsiderate!
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Duclair, I think the Witch said they are at now. Not sure which scrying device she used to gain that morsel of info.
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The Witch is right. We had a quick pitsop biere and quiche in Duclair which was the first available temporary mooring we found on our way up to Rouen. We have just spent the night in Rouen and in a few mins after breakfast we will be meeting our first real challenge..... getting some fuel from a roadside station. So far the sea/river conditions have been absolutely fantastic and we have been getting better economy than first thought, and I can thoroughly reccomend surfing Martini's wake. It knocks 20% off your fuel consumption .
Port de L'Ilon tonight subject to fuel and the first of many locks. More to follow..... Oh, and don't forget to ask Martini about the Gendarmes when you next see him
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Oh lawks, wasshebinupto?
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Old 25 April 2011, 11:06   #466
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Old 25 April 2011, 18:17   #467
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You'll have to wait to see the photo. Made it to Port de L'Ilon and all a little sunburnt.
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Made it to Port de L'Ilon and all a little sunburnt.


Thats what you want, break out the suncream on the Easter holiday.

Paris tonight then?
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Unless there are pics, it never happened!
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Old 26 April 2011, 23:00   #471
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Oh there are definitely pics.... about 400 of them between us. Eiffel tower and all!
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Congratulations guys and gal, excellent effort! I think we're all looking forward to the pictures and reading your accounts of your epic adventure.
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I'll second that
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Great pics Erin, the first two pics really show the meaning of a mirror glass sea.
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Well done, watching with interest and strong wish to be with you
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A job well done chaps and chapesses! Will everyone be making it back on time?
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Hoping to get back Sunday or Monday, but the forecast is still a little bit uncertain for the open sea part. Have to be downstream of Rouen by Friday evening as the river is being closed for 3 days for racing and we don't want to get trapped the wrong side and not get home in time for work next week.

It's been a hard slog and some of our plans were a bit ambitious, with a few problems along the way, but at least we made it

Full reports with photos and some video once we get home.
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