BOSNIA AND BACK ..........A BRICKIES TALE

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BOSNIA AND BACK ..........A BRICKIES TALE

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:56 pm

Where to start !!!!

A little over a year ago i'd been in the process of planning a west coast Africa trip and the troble kicked off in Mali and me on French plates !!! and to top it all i was diagnosed with this illness :( and so it all fizzeled out :(

Not to be beaten i turned to an eastern trip ......round the Black Sea this year (thumbs)

Had the bike and dressed it up and booked 4 weeks off

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And low and behold the bloody Ruskies kicked off :S

Undetermind i set of settling on getting to Georgia.................this was all agains our lasses wishes say i was not well enough :whistle:

Word to the wise..............listern to the one that loves you

Anyway being a pig headed fool i was off , sun shining and couldn't be happier.....i'd plumbed in nothing bigger than a B road to Slovenia

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Basically heading east on back roads i even had time to watch the trains go by

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Passed some doer upers on the way

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And finnaly poping out on the Gorge du Tarn :woohoo: on which " MOUTH" my GPS told me cross straight over up here

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This was a new road for me as i'd turned left at the gorge base before

Another but cheaper doer uper :blink:

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Up the other side i was graced with a crackin view

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One marker down from the top

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Then wide open places and no one about , a few pics on the way to Orange

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I always though Orange was in eastern France not BAVARIA :whistle:

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Its was a Touratwat do so i suppose they can be forgivern :whistle:

At least my camp neigbour had some taste B)

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This guy was in a wheel chair (thumbs) respect (thumbs)

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All in all not a bad do, if a little bias , the Black Pig got a fair bit of attension especially at 7.30 am with me fixing a flat back tyre :S after the thunder strom from hell ..................or so i thought :blink:

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Re: BOSNIA AND BACK ..........A BRICKIES TALE

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:49 pm

The skies cleared and the Pig carried up and down dale and we really started to become one ...................my arse felt like part of the seat :laugh:

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Latter that day i ran into these

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And before long i'd ventured into Italy , stopped at this Auberge

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And learnt "ZIMMER CAMERE" doesn't meen old peoples cameras :whistle:

They made me eat STRING !!!! but it was OK :P

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And the view was epic

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The Pig even got a bed (thumbs)

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Breakfast was odd but worked

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And all for less than €40 (thumbs)


Having never cross the top of Italy before i had know idea what to expect .....it's shite ..............so no pics untill Alessandria where i copped for the cheapest hotel i could find €50 just room

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The Pigs room wasn't as good as the night before

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The Italians seem to have a fasination with old jet fighters saw at least a dozen on route but only got a couple of pics

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Getting towards east Italy the sceanary inproved and the locals stopped staring :unsure:
The old guys in here even bought my coffee (thumbs)

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Still clean Pig in a vin yard sporting the new HUM sticker :whistle:

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I was way ahead of schedule so went to have a look at this blue spot onmy map

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Ehhhh proper nice fer a lad that grew up in a railway town

Its was lake Garda palm trees and all B)

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Boy it big !!!! not like our canal when i was a kid :laugh:

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More later :P

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Re: BOSNIA AND BACK ..........A BRICKIES TALE

Post by artic fox » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:50 pm

enjoyed that and good pic's as well, hope there's more to follow

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Re: BOSNIA AND BACK ..........A BRICKIES TALE

Post by Paul-S » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:07 pm

Looking great so far Phil

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Re: BOSNIA AND BACK ..........A BRICKIES TALE

Post by pieterv » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:10 pm

Thanks, enjoyed that. Keep us posted.

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Re: BOSNIA AND BACK ..........A BRICKIES TALE

Post by Nickw909 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:19 pm

...looking forward to the rest.. (thumbs)


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Re: BOSNIA AND BACK ..........A BRICKIES TALE

Post by beany » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:31 pm

keep it coming phil (thumbs)

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Post by nethen1 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:59 pm

Yes,!! :)




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Post by aliwakeskate » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:14 pm

Awesome pics and words Phil! Was only wondering the other day how you were getting on in the East!! 'the pig in paradise' (thumbs)

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Re: BOSNIA AND BACK ..........A BRICKIES TALE

Post by johnnyboxer » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:17 pm

Brilliant tale, thanks
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