Travel

Postcard from Deal, Dover in Kent, England

We took the new high speed train to Kent for the New Year weekend with friends in Canterbury; the high speed service runs from the London St Pancras station the same line as the Eurostar trains towards the Channel Tunnel and then branches off towards Canterbury and Margate. We got to visit Sandwich, Deal and the White Cliffs at Dover. Pretty cold out there at the coastline, the North wind more or less unbroken from the North Sea. Bleak...

Eastbourne railway station and pier

Postcard from an autumn day trip to Eastbourne.
Views of a passing biker, the pier, the railway station and Old Orchard Road.

Lille is 1088km from Marseille by autoroute plus a toll charge of about 90€. We decided on to drive north in our hire car instead of taking the TGV as we had booked. This unfortunately resulted in not meeting with our friends in the AMA bike club at the annual general meeting in Rasteau near Avignon.

Read more: France en colère - October 2010

Views of St Tropez, Provence, France

Postcard from St Tropez - October 2010

We're enjoying a few days in St Tropez, the "Jewel of the French Riviera". But unlike "La Cage Aux Folles" we've been economical and certainly not enjoying "champagne from now until the Finale...". Anyhow, the permissive days of the Sixties have gone and the "Nearly Isle" (la Presqu'ile de St Tropez) now has noise control laws which the Gendarmes enforce diligently.

Read more: St Tropez - October 2010

View of Hammersmith, West London

Well here I am waking up in London on Saturday morning... and writing in English: But anyhow I have a pleasant looking forecast for here rather than a grey then rain one for Marseille.

Read more: No postcard from Marseille this weekend!