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Thread: Let's get started. An early Wander 17-18 March

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    Rooms booked:

    Single, Bakerlonglegs

    Single, Spider (from another site)

    Double, dxtans

    Twin, Wapping and ChasMill

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    I have a double and a twin spare, so far.

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    Open invite

    Hi Wapping
    Can I provisionally book a single, either room or bed? Just need to check my work roster tomorrow then I will confirm.
    Regards
    Mike J

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    Hi Richard,

    Just found out I can make this weekend if there is spare spot.Single or sharing what ever is easiest.
    Cheers Kevin

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    Great stuff.

    Hi KevB and Mike j, if you are happy to share a twin room, I can probably slot you both in. This assumes you can make it Mike, which I hope you can.

    Give me 'til Monday evening, please. I want to contact the hotel to see what combinations of rooms they can do, which is probably easiest over the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    I have booked my tickets.

    Out: Saturday 17 March - departing 07:50

    Back: Sunday 18 March - departing 17:50
    Tickets booked for those slots


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    Trip

    Hi Wapping
    The Roster God was kind I am good to go.
    Shall i wait until you have spoken to the hotel on monday before booking the train or are you confident that there will be a room ?? Not a problem sharing with kev.
    Mike

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    Decided not to wait tickets booked for the below.

    Out: Saturday 17 March - departing 07:50

    Back: Sunday 18 March - departing 17:50.

    Mike

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    FULLY BOOKED

    Excellent.

    The hotel has been chasing me for news, so Mike J's news comes at just the right time.

    I will now CLOSE the invitation list off now.

    Rooms:

    Two singles: Bakerlonglegs / Spider (from another site)

    Two twins: Wapping & ChasMill / KevB & Mike J

    One double: dxtans

    Look forward to seeing you all at the train if not before.

    Richard

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    I know you have closed it, but independently I might show up... If I can get a room that is,

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    Train booked

    Sat 17th March (out) 0750
    Sun 18th March (back) 1750

    No problem sharing with Mike, as long as your not easily aroused by men wearing pink baby doll outfit !!!!!!

    Kevin

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    As usual:

    I plan to be at the Chunnel in reasonably good time to have a coffee in the passengers' centre thing before departing.

    Can everyone come off the train with a full tank, please. There will be fuel en-route in France but having everyone tanked up at the start makes life easier for everyone.

    It's never certain that we will all be in the same carriage when boarding. Or that we will all get off the train exactly together. We usually gather up at the first petrol station on leaving...... But, that doesn't work so well if we go west, instead of south. Let's gather up at the top of the ramp on leaving the train, just to do a quick headcount, then away we go.

    I will circulate everyone my mobile number. If anyone misses the train or somehow end up on an earlier one (both have happened) ping me a text, with the time, and we can agree where to meet up. It's not unknown for us to wait for a straggler to catch up as problems with the train do occur.

    Anything else?

    Travel insurance / breakdown insurance is good. It helps your fellow Wanderers to help you to help yourself, should the worse happen.

    I will have a basic tool kit, puncture repair gizmo and a pump thingy.

    Mobile phone & charger / credit card / a bit of cash / driving licence, insurance certificate, V5 and current passport.

    Pills and potions (if you need 'em).

    A map is handy, if all else fails.

    We'll run through the 'marker system' again on the train, so everyone knows who is at the back..... and the front

    I think that's it.

    Richard

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    I have created the two days' routes.

    Will post them up later today.

    Richard

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    Here's the routes, created in Mapsource, hosted on Drpbox.

    Saturday: In green. 145 miles all in. A coffee stop in Bolezeel, lunch probably in Hesdin and maybe a coffee stop (depending on time) in Samer before scooting the last 25 miles southwards to our hotel in Argoules.

    Sunday, we have a choice:

    (1) In red. 210 miles all in. Leave the hotel, followed by a coffee stop at Picquigny, followed by lunch in Auxi le Chateau. Then, depending on time, maybe a coffee stop at Cap Gris Nez before the run along the coast back to the Chunnel.

    OR

    (2) In magenta. 190 miles all in. Leave the hotel and a run down to Peronne for an early lunch. Then up to the coast with probably a coffee stop at Hesdin and maybe (depending on time) another at Wierre Effroy.

    Either way, it's a reasonably decent schlep on Sunday, so we should try to be up and out by 09:30 wheels rolling if possible.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14126843/Ear...rch%202012.gdb

    Richard

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    Hello Richard,

    Looks a good plan and a good route.
    As on previous trips we have been on, we ( Pauline) say to you thanks for organising
    this.


    Regards.
    David
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    Going Down on a Signal 15 !

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    Looking forward to having you both along, too

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