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jon_r
16-07-2009, 05:08 PM
So, er

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Another road trip!

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Nice day, sea very calm - how boring.

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Good ol' Polish Express. (Shock - they've relayed the exit road out to the M/Way)

Slow journey to the Ring, kept getting stuck behind these things:

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How apt!

Checked into the Blau Ecke, said hi Michaela who'd sorted us out a room in the annexe! :lol:

Few sheds circulating on some sort of trackday.

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These yobs were making a right racket

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Waited for the TF session and killed some time by doing the usual stuff!

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Rich and I met an English guy called Scott with a nice new M3 in the hotel bar, went for a Chinese, got drunk in the Blau Ecke and ended up pouring our own beers! Thanks Michaela :thumb: That's why I love the Ring so much. Top stuff.

Headed south:

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Onto the mountains...

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Travelled further South.

Cannes:

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Monaco:

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Went via Turin on the way home, then back over the alps and up through France.

Top stuff.

Kev_G
16-07-2009, 05:13 PM
cracking pictures :)

Dave B
16-07-2009, 05:37 PM
Great trip..Annecy is still lovely. The Alps are stunning. :thumb:

JamesW
16-07-2009, 05:40 PM
heading to Cannes on a road trip next june/july, cant wait :thumb:

nice photos there mate

Gary.H
16-07-2009, 06:09 PM
Great pics :thumb:

Just got back from a French roadtrip in the SC to see my parents in the Dordogne, then to Cannes/Nice/Monaco to see my girlfriends parents. Final day was a 900mile dash from Cannes to Brighton (slight detour via the outskirts of Paris - WTF ? :blink: ). Left Cannes at 7am, arrived in Btn at 10:00pm. Only niggle was a hot start issue which had us pushing the 911 200m off the Eurotunnel at Calais (we were almost the last car loaded - lol) Still waiting for the speeding fines to arrive :o Got some similar pics somewhere, but none as good as Jon_r's

ben306
16-07-2009, 06:36 PM
looks awesome, some cracking shots there

jon_r
16-07-2009, 07:39 PM
Gary, we did Monaco to home in one day as well, via Turin - but we took it in shifts. Left Monaco at 2pm, caught the 6am ferry and were home by 9am. Long night as we didn't motorway it the whole way.

Did Genoa to home on my lonesome last year in a day as well. Can't beat the cross country trips!

Simon
16-07-2009, 07:42 PM
Looks a good trip, Jon :thumb: . I want to do a EuroTrip one year B) .

Ian H
16-07-2009, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by Simon@Jul 16 2009, 08:42 PM
Looks a good trip, Jon :thumb: . I want to do a EuroTrip one year B) .
+1 :thumb:

Ian

Trevor
16-07-2009, 08:15 PM
Some really good pics there buddy. Really sets the scene. Good character and feeling. Looks like it was a nice trip.

Dave G
16-07-2009, 08:19 PM
Impressive stuff. :thumb: :thumb:

pye21
16-07-2009, 08:20 PM
Top pics there Jon!!!

Did you take the 328?

jon_r
16-07-2009, 08:34 PM
Nope, decided to keep costs down and leave it at home, though nearly took it to the Ring and left it there. Am going back in August/Sept though, so not to long to wait.

Rich got me on his Reno dealerships insurance policy and we went in a 1.5 DCI Laguna, which was totally gutless, but the most comfy economical thing I've driven in a long time - we did just 4.5 tanks the whole trip!

pye21
16-07-2009, 08:39 PM
Did you manage to sell the Clio?

Hippychick
16-07-2009, 08:41 PM
Looks like you had a great trip :thumb:

The pics of Monaco bring back memories....I used to live in Nice & hop on the train to Monaco when I was bored!!! It was a hard life being a student B)

jon_r
16-07-2009, 08:49 PM
I've fallen in love with Monaco and Cannes. Just need a small lottery win to sustain the lifestyle!!

Ian, yep the Clio sold last month thankfully - though practically gave the thing away.

Nige
16-07-2009, 08:50 PM
What a great report :thumb:

BCA
16-07-2009, 08:54 PM
did you not think this;

NSFW - SWEARING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7yfISlGLNU...ex=0&playnext=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7yfISlGLNU&feature=PlayList&p=1F2822353282D306&index=0&playnext=1)

whilst in Monaco?