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Tagged With: France

Getting home

Monday 16 May – This should have been the easy bit. Just 2 ½ hours from home; plane was fuelled, skies were blue. The hotel owner drove us back to the airport. But there were forecasts of low cloud in the Ile de France. Flying the route that we’d arrived in Troyes a year ago, … Continue reading »

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Across France

Sunday 15 May – Blue skies over Avignon but a strong, cold wind was blowing too. At the airport the Mistral was blowing due south, gusting at 40nmph. Fortunately it was coming straight down the runway so we took off (take off speed is 65) within what seemed to be 20 metres, and reached a … Continue reading »

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Saturday 14 May – While the others set off back home (via cheap fuel in Jersey) we stayed in Avignon. The Palais des Papes is empty but contains some of the largest rooms I’ve ever seen and the living quarters for the Popes over 100 years. Bussed over the river to Villeneuve les Avignon The … Continue reading »

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To France

Friday 13 May – This is the big one. Getting decent weather across the entire route was always going to be difficult and there were some indications of problems around the French Riviera with thunderstorms. Crossing the Adriatic was straightforward having done the same route the day before. Weather was much brighter and views across … Continue reading »

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