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Monday, 23 October 2017
It’s in the gênes


How embarrassing, that even Google translate knows what gêne means: inconvenience.

Posted by bigblue on 23/10/2017 at 06:40 AM
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Saturday, 21 October 2017
Farming the wind


In France recently

Posted by bigblue on 21/10/2017 at 04:41 PM
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Saturday, 07 October 2017
Cat on a hot train


Often I travel betwwen Nanterre and Gare du Nord in Paris by train. It is the quickest way to get there when the trains are running and taxis can make me feel sick, particularly in Paris as the drivers insist you sit on the rear seat and drive like maniacs. On 26 September I took this route with one suitcase, and a folding Brompton in a shoulder bag. I ended up sitting in the end-of-carriage area with a smelly man and his smelly cat.

It was difficult to tell which of the two smelled worse. Fortunately he got off with his cat at Place d’√Čtoile, two stops before I changed at Chatelet des Halles for the line to Gare du Nord.

Posted by bigblue on 07/10/2017 at 07:08 PM
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Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Cancer anyone?


Cigarettes are sold in France without individual brand packaging and with written and photographic warnings.

Posted by bigblue on 26/09/2017 at 06:16 PM
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Main River at sunset


Another view of the Main River near Bischofsheim, as the sun was setting yesterday evening.

Posted by bigblue on 09/08/2017 at 11:53 AM
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Monday, 07 August 2017
The River Main


This is the River Main near Bischofsheim in Germany, not far from where this tributary flows into the River Rhein.

Posted by bigblue on 07/08/2017 at 08:03 PM
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Sunday, 30 July 2017
I’m off!

The moment has come that I depart on London-Edinburgh-London. This 870 mile (1440 km) cycle ride is the longest I have ever done, and I have 117 hours to complete it. Assuming I won’t be writing much for the next five days, I thought I would leave you with this video of some fantastic images from the 2013 edition of the ride.

Posted by bigblue on 30/07/2017 at 01:45 PM
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Dunich Dynamo from the air

This lovely aerial footage of Saturday’s Dunwich Dynamo is doing the rounds.

Posted by bigblue on 12/07/2017 at 05:43 PM
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