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    maricopa
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    On patrol in the CCF(L).


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    jjane
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    Location: 86 Charroux
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    Plan A. Go to Lac de St Croix, pedalo, picnic, swim. Decided probably too busy.
    Plan B. Go to Lac St Croix, cook sardines on camp stove, remote beach swim. Take dog. Decided get into trouble with Pompiers for naked flames. Too hot for dog in car.
    Plan C. Cook sardines at home, in garden. Go to local lake for swim. Decided can’t be bothered to go to supermarket, as going tomorrow anyway.
    Plan D. Get something out of freezer for lunch. Stay home, potter in garden, play with dog, swim at local lake later. Look at FE forum. Write something. Drink coffee. Snooze. Email friends. Daydream.

    Plan D it is then!


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    bails
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    Location: Gard: 30, near Quissac
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    I’m confused, which plan C was it? Told you I was being picky today


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    bails
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    That was crafty, changing it whilst I was typing, well done getting it in before me.


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    jjane
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    :D


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    icey
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    In Chateauroux with OH who thinks he’s going into DIY stores :wink: dafty….going to go in a couple more cycle shops, who knew choosing a bike could be so complicated…started off thinking I’d get one for road and offroad then decided one of each would be better, now trying to decide whether a full road race kind is needed or one that I can stick bags onto for occasional food shopping…..this decision process has been going on for a month now, at this rate might have one for Xmas, maybe..

    Was wondering what you were getting at Bails re plan C :lol: enjoy jjane 8)


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    bails
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    OK, I’ll explain icey: jjane made a small typo by putting two plan Cs and, before I could pounce, she quickly edited the post just to make it look like I can’t read properly and hence her grinning smiley reply.


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    opalette
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    @jjane wrote:

    Plan A. Go to Lac de St Croix, pedalo, picnic, swim. Decided probably too busy.

    You lucky thing, living near the Lac de Ste Croix. I love it there, but agree with you about the crowds in high season. Maybe we’ll get there in September.

    Me, I’m working :roll:


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    jjane
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    Still on topic I think.. here’s where we will be going later today. It’s about 10 mins in the car whereas Lac de St Croix is about 40 mins.

    This is an old bauxite quarry, filled from underground sources, crystal clear and warm as anything. Never too many people there either as many of the locals believe it’s too dangerous to swim. Heaven on earth.


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    happy1
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    Catching up on washing before it rains at weekend, (joys of taking a week away), bit of gardening, dinner and then off to see Les Genoux at La Chatre and dance the night away.


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    opalette
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    @jjane wrote:

    Still on topic I think.. here’s where we will be going later today. It’s about 10 mins in the car whereas Lac de St Croix is about 40 mins.

    This is an old bauxite quarry, filled from underground sources, crystal clear and warm as anything. Never too many people there either as many of the locals believe it’s too dangerous to swim. Heaven on earth.

    Where is it? We usually go to Aups every year and I would love to find new places to swim (if you don’t mind sharing the location, that is).


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    icey
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    Looks like jjane’s quarry could become a FE members future meeting place :D …… spoke with a helpful saleswoman in another cycle shop and still no closer as there is yet another choice, no one told me I’d have to chose either a solid seat or one with a gap in the middle which she said was better !?! Where are all the cycle experts when you need one? :P Afternoon ended with a visit to the vet.


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    exuserc2
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    @opalette wrote:

    @jjane wrote:

    Plan A. Go to Lac de St Croix, pedalo, picnic, swim. Decided probably too busy.

    You lucky thing, living near the Lac de Ste Croix. I love it there, but agree with you about the crowds in high season. Maybe we’ll get there in September.

    Me, I’m working :roll:

    Magic place along with the Verdon gorge – motorcyclists, walkers and swimmers paradise, in fact anyones paradise. :D =D> =D>


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    This was for sale on ebay Germany, its got a full service history, then he had an oil change on the cheap. Drain plug was loose you can guess the rest it sold for 810 euros.
    If I bought it I would be a dead man :D:D cos my OH says I have a car. 8)


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    jjane
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    The quarry is at Vins sur Caramy. There are two old open cast mines, and one is used for swimming. The other is closed off and not very inviting. There is a car park next to it across the road and in summer a buvette too. On one of the trees the commune has posted a notice ‘Toute activite nautique interdit’ but the police municipal come round every so often to make sure no-one is causing problems, and leave everyone else alone. It’s truly paradise. At one end is a shallow sloping area which is used by families mostly, and along the sides a rocky area, with some sharp steep drops into the water and some sloping areas. It’s about 50-70 metres deep, hence the doubts by some about its safety. On a very busy day, you might find 40 people there, but they are so spread out and the lake is so big that there is never a feeling of being crowded.

    There, now I’ve spoiled it for myself and eveyrone will want to go!! :D


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