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    Wapping's Wanders - Ardennes - 29/4-2/5

    Assorted bods expressed an interest in this trip.

    It is going ahead.

    It is the weekend of the royal wedding 29/4 and bank-holiday Monday 2/5, so if you get bank-holidays off it is no loss of leave.

    Train times to be confirmed, but expect a train out on Friday at about 08:30 and a train back on Monday at about 17:00. I will sort the train times out tomorrow.

    We will be staying in Bouillon, at the hotel de la poste, which I have used before. For those that worry about parking, it has a bloody big garage with a steel door.

    The town is well served with bars and restaurants all catering for touristical types like ourselves.

    We can take a scenic route down. We can then come back via a more direct route. Plenty of good roads to enjoy in the area. Bods can do their own thing or we can team up on the two days we are in Bouillon. Battle of the Bulge sites nearby and the 'ring is a (longish) morning's ride away. I will need to check if the 'ring is open.

    I think the list of tourists goes:

    Wapping

    Mr & Mrs DXTans

    Mr & Mrs Toad

    Ebbo

    NeilDD

    SamD

    Stubbs

    Hustler

    Timpo

    Mr Magicfingers (not sure if you are on your own??)


    When making the reservations, I have assumed blokes are happy to share.

    Those on the list who are site subscribers I will send a PM to.

    No deposits required by the hotel..... as they trust me. I do want to go back there, too!

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    The jaunt is fully subscribed as it stands and I have a basic reserve list already.

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    Train times and current return fare

    Train out: 08:20

    Train back
    : 16:50

    Return fare: £48

    I have booked my ticket

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    I'm out of work currently so having to keep the belt tightened, sadly I'll have to pass on this for now.

    J.

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    Talking

    I'm booked.
    Same crossing as you Richard.

    Neil

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    I'm booked same times as yours

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    I dont want to put any of your punters off Richard but

    Worthingwelsh, Ncpeirce and i booked a trip up to Bouillon a while ago, we are going over on the Thursday night, so we may well be sharing breakfast and a beer, and knowing you and welshy it may be a few very late nights
    LBL

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBL View Post
    I dont want to put any of your punters off Richard but

    Worthingwelsh, Ncpeirce and i booked a trip up to Bouillon a while ago, we are going over on the Thursday night, so we may well be sharing breakfast and a beer, and knowing you and welshy it may be a few very late nights





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    Anyone fancy meeting up before the crossing for an early fry up??

    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBL View Post
    I dont want to put any of your punters off Richard but

    Worthingwelsh, Ncpeirce and i booked a trip up to Bouillon a while ago, we are going over on the Thursday night, so we may well be sharing breakfast and a beer, and knowing you and welshy it may be a few very late nights


    I think I may revisit that fine drinking establishment across the river from the Hotel.


    And they do food

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    .....and just as it was going so well, too

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    Booked! Also the same trains as you Richard.

    I'm planning do what I did on Wapping's St Omer trip last year and stay in Folkestone on Thursday night. £25 seems a good alternative to an extra 2 hours on the first day.

    Should be a blast.

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    Splendid news from Robroy

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    Richard I have booked my tickets same as yours. Wandering Star is currently waiting for Tower Clearance.

    The greedy bas*ards have raised the fare to £49!

    Thanks for arranging. I am practicing my French Canadian.

    Rob Roy sounds like a good plan of staying down there night before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    .....and just as it was going so well, too
    Ah, Mr Richard Sir, I think you may have secretly enjoyed taking a beer with the locals and feeling part of the local wine tasting fraternity.

    We may get to meet old friends.

    Cheers.

    David.

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    How many miles a day ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAKERMAN View Post
    How many miles a day ?
    Steve,

    Ive done this trip lots of times and Richards day routes, we even created a few

    Calais to Bouillon is 200 miles

    day routes are between 150 and 200 miles max

    Lloyd
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