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Jul 10, 2005 - The Dordogne

First thoughts at arriving at the Dordogne were 'oh, happy day!'. We needed a change after the open, unsheltered heat of the Loire Valley and the Dordogne was beautiful, lush and cool - to start with anyway. And the river itself is incredibly beautiful compared to the scrubby, kind of vile looking Loire River. First town we stayed was the fantastic Les Eyzies, memorable for it's gorgeous campground, free English books (oh, we weren't supposed to take them?), great little restaurant, fantastic pool, one of the best rides ever and the...

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May 20, 2005 - The Dordogne Region Prehistoric Man

Well picked up the car. What a bonus it has GPS and we can all programme it to map and guide through the labrynth of French roads. From the zoomy toll roads to the most narrow little lanes thru the villages. The Loire Valley was a bit wet and cold but the Chateaux were truly awesome. We visited about 5, including the most well known and some smaller cute ones. For the last few days we have been around Sarlat la Caneda and tonight we are staying in the Abbey at Cadouin. The youth hostel is in the Abbey. We need to have a night under a roof...

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Dec 5, 2004 - Sarlat

Mediaval town that is pretty touristy now. I was told this was the jumping off place for the prehistoric cave art. But all the tours are closed for the winter, so couldnt make it to the famous caves. Real disappointed. The other thing is next time you check into a hotel in a ancient town, see how close you are to a bell tower. The one in the picture was right outside my room. When people say they can hear ringing in their ears, I know what they are talking about. ding-dong, ding-dong. Can you speak a little louder?

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Sep 2, 2004 - The French Connection!

Saturday 21st August This has to be the most un-organised I have been for a bike trip. The basic plan was to straddle the Harley and head South. It is not completely true as we did have some stakes in the ground. For starters this evening we had tickets to the 'Last Night of the Proms' in the grounds of Castle Howard, we also had a Channel Tunnel crossing booked and three nights hotels booked. A quick check of my trusty Excel spreadsheet checklist and the only missing piece was my form E111. Never had to use it but always had it so I...

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