Anyone else taking the car abroad this summer?

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Anyone else taking the car abroad this summer?

Post by v6vwcb » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:47 pm

We're flying Passat Air to France.

Not bothering with the TomTom. Spending the cash on wine instead. Well, more like petrol for the V6 mofo (hence the flying machine punn). Going armed with a good map and a down load file of multimaps + a good measure of patience for when we get a wee bit lost.

Pretty excited.

Anyone else?

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Post by Gary » Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:09 pm

We regularly pop over through the Chunnel (I don't care, that's what I call it!) for a day out, but this years holiday's going down the West Country as I've not seen the Tarr Steps.

Spent a fortnight in France a couple of years ago, staying in Gites around Liseaux and Caan and I think I can safely say it was the best holiday I've ever had! :D We were there by coincidence for the Normandy landings celebrations - went to the war cemeteries - glad I did, but wasn't ready for it to be such a moving experience :shock:

Have a great holiday! :D

Gaz

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Post by m.lemon » Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:17 pm

This saturday me and my girl going for 3 weeks to Poland - on the way 4 days in Paris and one day in Wolsfburg total distance 1,6k miles and one driver - me :? then in Poland - Family - Busines and beautiful mountains!
Then on the way back we think to pop in to Hamburg to visit my old frineds - worked there 2years...

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Post by m.lemon » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:18 pm

forgot to mention that 1.6k miles is one way :shock:

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Post by bertie » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:31 pm

Two weeks ago took the Passat to Clermont Ferand, (volcano region middle of France) for a fortnight, loved it. Got 48mpg over there, dropped to 43 when got back to UK. And just love the Cruise!!!

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Post by dubber36 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:24 am

We go over to France 2 -3 times a year.

Roads are great, no traffic, and cheapish diesel.(although an mate paid 1.14 a litre in city europe the other day.

You realise how poo the roads and traffic are hear when you get off the train onto the M20. "Bloody Hell......Where did all the cars come from.......and as for lane discipline :roll: "

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Post by bertie » Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:50 am

dubber36 - totally agree, cruise is nearly useless in the UK because of the volume of traffic and lane switchers.

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Post by v6vwcb » Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:55 am

yep, re lane discipline, there's at least 10% spare capacity on our motorways being wasted by 'holes who faff about in the middle or fast lanes at 1mph faster than those in the slower lane.

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Post by mycarsavw » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:27 am

Is Wales still classed as abroad?
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Post by colb666 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:56 am

mycarsavw wrote:Is Wales still classed as abroad?
It is for you mate :lol: :lol: :lol: Last time we went across to France by car,we got ferry from Dover( 6.5hours from Glasgow)Calais then drove down the coast to Le Touquet,absolutely lovely place but by god can they charge plenty :shock: :shock: thought the light brigade at balaclava were good but,this mob were way better :lol: :lol:

Totally agree with how quiet the roads are and like Gary says the war cemeteries are a very moving experience...very difficult to comprehend when you read about how many people actually died in Normandy but,when you see how many graves there are it really hits home pretty hard...

Of the european countries i find France one of the best to drive in.

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Post by v6vwcb » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:47 pm

yep, it's brilliant when folk just pull over for you without the need for any encouragement :twisted:

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Post by v6vwcb » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:31 pm

glasgow to dover 6.5 hrs? did you have the handbrake on?! Only joking.
that's quick.

which way?

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Post by Gary » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:00 pm

v6vwcb wrote:glasgow to dover 6.5 hrs?
that's quick.

which way?
Downhill of course :roll: :lol:

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Post by NToombes » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:18 pm

Gary wrote:We regularly pop over through the Chunnel (I don't care, that's what I call it!) for a day out, but this years holiday's going down the West Country as I've not seen the Tarr Steps.

Spent a fortnight in France a couple of years ago, staying in Gites around Liseaux and Caan and I think I can safely say it was the best holiday I've ever had! :D We were there by coincidence for the Normandy landings celebrations - went to the war cemeteries - glad I did, but wasn't ready for it to be such a moving experience :shock:

Have a great holiday! :D

Gaz

The Tarr steps are great! Was there last month.
Also, if you have the cash, the cream tea in the pub just a few yards up the hill from the steps is fab, but like I say, £5 a go.

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Post by mycarsavw » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:28 pm

Gaz we'll be needing pictures of you climbing back out of the water by the Tarr Steps. You know it'll be raining, you know it'll be slippery and you know at least one of you will be going in.

While you're down there, say hi to my Gran please.
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