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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If it's anything like over here then there will be an electrical pulse running through the wire. It deters the livestock from leaning on it.


Exactly that, I found out first hand when I was a kid.



Guess who found out in Switzerland 4 weeks ago. Whistling
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
infrasilver wrote:


pzero wrote:
If it's anything like over here then there will be an electrical pulse running through the wire. It deters the livestock from leaning on it.


Exactly that, I found out first hand when I was a kid.



Guess who found out in Switzerland 4 weeks ago. Whistling


Every day is a school day Terry. Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 8 Home. Sad

After our breakfast among some suits of armour and swords in the breakfast room we took to the road in a sombre mood knowing this trip was almost over, it had been quite intense covering the miles we had in so few days, in a car that is powerful enough but doesn’t get from A to B as impressively as the 996.



As all road trips do across France, they start or finish with a visit to the old Gueux race track at Reims. I did a mini photo shoot.







After Gueux I got my foot down for the Northern run to the tunnel of which I would have been easy pickings for the Gendarme so I always had one eye out for them, there were loads of British vehicles on the road but we didn’t see a single police car on the 3 hour run. There were no delays for once at the tunnel and after stocking up on Beer and Wine we got straight on the train.



Arriving back in the UK is a s**t experience, just knowing the R soles that will be encountered for the next 3 hours on a Saturday afternoon around the M25 and up the M1 but we got home without too much delay, had a beer and flicked through some impressive pictures from the previous weeks marathon drive.

I had already bonded with the 944 with it being such a capable machine considering its 33 years old and I did think I would end up wanting the 996 there at various points of the trip but I didn’t very often which surprised me, although I would have got told off more being in the 996 (the words echo in my head “I don’t like it” coming from the passenger seat), the 944 was a slightly more sedate trip for a passenger. I was actually impressed it did make it with its little niggles at the start of the trip, I doubted it after the first day but it pulled through and made it something different to the usual Alpine Pass bashing, point and squirt kind of trip.

The End, until next time...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's not to like about tour threads, as long as everyone gets back home safe and sound.

Thanks for the read Chris, some fantastic pics in there.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's funny that it always takes longer to write up the trip than to actually do it. Grin

Well done on persevering, you got there in the end. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^ Too right about the writing up. I’d planned to write each day up in bed that night while it was fresh in my mind. I didn’t even manage the 1st night. Grin

We have to document them though eh, or we’d forget a lot of it.

I’ve just got caught up from Day7 onwards. More great routes and pics.
I missed that viewpoint on the Sustenpass. What a *****.

I’m definitely gonna find that Devils bridge place in Andermatt next time. Thumb

Great thread Chris. Thanks again. Smile


PS. You definitely made the right choice taking the 944 and making some memories in that instead. Cool
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wasn't a chore writing it up, it was just finding time to put it all together.

I know I had visited most of the area's already but I did also find some gems that I will re-visit at some point, the trip wasn't as relaxed as it could or should have been but we didn't have that much spare time to make the trip but it was a trip i needed to do.

I'm unsure at the moment where 2020 will take me yet?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Chris for the great write of your trip ....... I really have enjoyed it with you ....... I can't wait for my next trip to Europe ....... Smile Thumb
 
  
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