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Thread: Wapping's Wanders 2013 - 23-31 August 2013 - Annecy

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil954 View Post
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    Subject to uncertain domestic circumstances, I'm interested.
    I'm tired of giving a reason when the future is what we believe in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin View Post
    Subject to uncertain domestic circumstances, I'm interested.
    Tres bien

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin View Post
    Subject to uncertain domestic circumstances, I'm interested.
    Are you getting deported?

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    APW (Andy) possibly interested (via PM) subject to dates etc. etc. etc.

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    Very interested...keep me informed...Cheers

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    OK JJules

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    [Late as usual ]

    I'm very interested - please keep me posted with dates etc.


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    Hoorah

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    Just staring at a very blank calendar for next years fun and frolics and i would love to join your merry band for a jolly!

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    Excellent

    Looks like we have enough bods and bodettes to American this a goer.

    I wlll lock the thread until. I have had a chance to see what's what on the hotels and routes front.

    Cheers,

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    Routes

    I have had rough stab at possible routes down and back from Annecy.

    (A) ROUTE DOWN

    Ignore the top bit which trundles off through Belgium. It's just Google Maps doing something silly which I can't be bothered to sort out.

    Anyway, 530 miles give-or-take, so within the 250 miles a day limit which I try to work to with a group if there is not a chunk of motorway.

    Overnight in St Omer, or similar.

    Day one: Reasonably start, then St Omer to say Avallon

    Day two: Reasonably early start, Avallon to Annecy.

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=...&via=7&t=m&z=8

    (B) ROUTE BACK

    560 miles, probably spread over two and a half days. Again, it's just hacked out to give folks an idea or two, nothing more.

    I am still half tempted tempted by the idea of getting a mid-afternoon, mid-week train crossing back, just to reduce the queuing at the Chunnel. Though I have become much more stoical about it of late.

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=...,5,6,7&t=m&z=7

    Richard

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    Chatted to some likely Wanders today.

    I can understand that bods are keen to get some dates into their employers' diaries. So I'll pull my finger out next week.

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    FIRMISH DATES.....

    Out: Friday 23 August.

    Train at lunchtime OR late afternoon. Either way, we will be somewhere in France on Friday night. I would like to get to Annecy in two days. It's a reasonable schlep from Calais to Annecy but dead easy if you stay on the motorways. I would rather favour non-motorway roads (where sensible) but they are much slower with a group. Starting in France saves us at least two hours compared with kicking-off in the UK.

    Return: Saturday 31 August.

    Train somewhere between 14:30 and 18:30. This will leave some of Saturday and all of Sunday for any punters who do not live within spitting distance of the Chunnel to get home. I would like to get back to Calais in two and a half days, taking a slightly longer route on the way back.

    If the dates change, they will only move by one day either end, going out on Thursday and / or returning on Sunday. I can't be exact at the moment, not least as the hotels are not taking bookings until mid-Januray and I haven't done anything firm about the routes. For instance, we could take three to come home (or ride down) if we detour a bit. But I hope this is enough for bods to get something blocked out in their work diaries.

    Richard

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    Annecy - Some suggested routes for when we are there

    I have hacked out some route suggestions for when we are in / around Annecy.

    I planned on letting us have three full days in the Annecy area, so I have created a number of alternatives. Some long, for maybe day two, perhaps? And, some quite short, maybe for day one and / or day three?

    It probably looks like a bit of an explosion in a paint factory but, if you click on each individual route in Mapsource, they should light-up and stand-out. You should then be able to see how they relate to each other and / or how they could be chopped around to make versions longer and / or shorter.

    It is a Mapsource file, hosted on Dropbox:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14126843/Annecy.gdb

    Richard

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