Sunday, August 18, 2013

France/Benelux - Day 17

Drove from the Ardeche to Provence on day 10 (140 miles)
Total mileage 1290

Friday, August 09, 2013

France/Benelux - Day 8

Day 6 mileage 40
Day 7 mileage 30
Day 8 mileage 20
Total mileage 840

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

France/Benelux - Day 5

Day 3 mileage 30
Day 4 mileage 0
Day 5 mileage 0
Total mileage 750

Sunday, August 04, 2013

France/Benelux - Day 2

Villefranche sur Saone > Ardeche

Dep 0745
Arrive 1515
Daily mileage 150
Total mileage 720
It's not called "Samedi noir" on the roads for nothing. Weekends are known as "chasses-croisses" (l"comings and going" or, in this context, "massive traffic jams") and the one at the start of August is the worst as those coming home from holiday (the juillettistes) "cross" and "chase" those starting (the aoutiens). The result was an average speed of around 20mph over seven and a half hours without a stop. The previous day I had managed over three times the distance from Calais to Villefranche in half an hour less with two stops. Thank goodness for air con and my back catalogue of Radio 4 comedy shows! There was even gridlock on the national road having abandoned that on the motorway south of Lyon.

Friday, August 02, 2013

France/Benelux - Day 1

Harrow > Villefranche sur Saone (via Channel Tunnel)

Depart 0515 (BST)
Channel Crossing 0850
Arrive 1800 (CET)
Daily mileage 570 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

France/Benelux Aug 13 T-10

Route for Days 1 & 2

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Saintswatch - 0 to go

Well it was somewhere in between! A draw at home meant we finished 14th in our first season back in the Premier League. I think most of us would have settled for that! Roll on next season.