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rain 16 °C

Hi All
It is now 6.20am in Paris hopefully the weather will be better than yesterday as it rained all afternoon. I spent my last week visiting family in the UK, Val's brother and sister-in-law and it was good, even the weather was sunny for three days anyway. I have posted a few last photos to see but am not taking and more today as tomorrow I will be setting off back home. Before I sign off I would like to thank all of you out there for allowing me to share my journey with you because without someone to share photos and have a talk about a days travel it would be very boring and lonely, so once again thank you it has been good having your company.

Au Revoir Ron

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Montpellier

sunny 30 °C

Hi All
Went for a trip to Montpellier on Saturday which involved a bus to Sete then a 15 train trip to Montpelllier. The city a beautiful with modern buildings as well as the classical ones. There was a book festival on called I think "Festival de Comedie" where you could buy a book from the author and have it signed at the same time there was about 150 stalls. The weather was great and there was even a Gay rally going on at the same time. The central park was a hive of activity with the festival there was a flower show some juggling as well as a drum band, plenty of places to eat and drink to your tastes.Well enjoy the photos the countdown to the day I return home has started, but there is still time for some more travel before then.

Ron

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Sete

sunny 34 °C

Hi All
Well it has been quite for a little while so I thought I would go adventuring again.Yesterday I decided to go to Sete to check out the possibility of a flight to Hamburg. Well the bus trip was great passed some beaut beaches and great looking coastline a lot like Fremantle Western Australia . The town itself is really lively and has a great atmoshpere. Sete has passanger terminals as well as cargo,fishing and pleasure boating as can be seen from pics. Whilst stalking around for a cold beer I happen to notice a sign reading that the temp was 34 degrees it did not feel that warm probably being near to water. Anyone wanting to shop there was no problems with plenty of trendy shops as well as souvenier shops. Tourist seem to be well accommodated for as I notice plenty of Hotels as well as a holiday apartments for tourists. This so far has been a fantastic holiday that I have enjoyed it and I hope that you out there are enjoying the stories I have written and the photos I have taken . More later as time goes on

Ron

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Pont du Gard

overcast 18 °C

Hi All
Today 19th set out to visit Avingon and Pont du Gard. A nice easy 2hr drive on the A9 and I was at Pont du Gard. It is situated near the town of Remulions about 30klms south west of Avignon. What a place to visit very neat and tidy ground with plenty of walk trails to keep one happy and fit.
The Aqua Duct itself is in fantastic condition for its age and well preserved. Photo opportunities abound as you walk around this historic site. In the summer they even have life guards for a safe swimming envirement there is kayaking as well all year round. The day was overcast so hopefully the photos are OK luckily I thought to visit before carrying on to Avignon my overnight stop. One thing that suprised me on entry you take a parking ticket then when you leave you go to the information desk and pay ,well it cost 18 euros for my 2 hr stay but there was a limit of 5 passangers per car so if you share the cost is minimal. So I went to Avignon but found I could not navigate to where I wanted to go so opted for the next best thing go to the next town Orange. Spent the night in Orange and visited for a while before heading back to base. As I was leaving Orange the skies darkened and around Nimes it let loose with an absolute torrent of rain thunder and lightning so my choice to visit Pont du Gard first I think paid off in the end
Thats it for now Ron

Posted by AussieRon 21.05.2012 04:54 Archived in France Comments (2)

Pont du Gard

overcast 18 °C

Hi All
Today 19th set out to visit Avingon and Pont du Gard. A nice easy 2hr drive on the A9 and I was at Pont du Gard. It is situated near the town of Remulions about 30klms south west of Avignon. What a place to visit very neat and tidy grounds with plenty of walk trails to keep one happy and fit.
The Aqua Duct itself is in fantastic condition for its age and well preserved. photo oppertunities abound as you walk around this historic site. In the summer they even have life guards for a safe swimming envirement, there is kayaking as well all year round. The day was overcast so hopfully the photos are OK luckily I thought to visit before carrying on to Avignon my overnight stop. One thing that suprised me on entry you take a parking ticket then when you leave you go to the information desk and pay ,well it cost 18 euros for my 2 hr stay but there was a limit of 5 passangers per car so if you share the cost is minimal. So I went to Avignon but found I could not navigate to where I wanted to go so opted for the next best thing go to the next town Orange. Spent the night in Orange and visited for a while before heading back to base. As I was leaving Ornage the skies darkened and around Nimes it let loose with an absolute torrent of rain thunder and lightning so my choice to visit Pont du Gard first I think paid off in the end
Thats it for now Ron

Posted by AussieRon 21.05.2012 04:54 Archived in France Comments (0)

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