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The Ardeche
« on: September 01, 2006, 09:45:09 am »
The Ardeche, France,
some of us are off to France today for a caving holiday.
I hope you will have found "A Chamber Larger Than Axbridge Square"
while we are sunning ourselves abroad. 8)

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2006, 12:00:51 pm »
The nine of us who went to the Ardeche in Biff's minibus, got back to Wokingham, Royal Berkshire just as dusk fell Sunday night.
Doug and mark got back to Mendip @ Midnight.
A few incidents ( scorpions in shower and sink basins)
ecellant 30 kilometre canoe trip down The Ardeche gorge. :clap2:

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2006, 12:23:11 pm »
Tis a beuatiful part of the world. Great caving too.  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006, 11:02:22 am »
Mick, don't forget the wild boar, long horned goats and the praying mantises!

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2006, 04:14:36 pm »
And the wasps, remember Farmer Giles was one of our first casualities from that very small stripey French wasp that stung him between his toes----painful. :'(

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2006, 11:52:54 pm »
That was a very Quiet evening! :o :)

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2007, 01:43:58 pm »
Hi,
we are going to The Ardeche this year again for about
 ten or eleven days probably in June. :beer2:

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2007, 03:08:11 pm »
Hi,
we are going to The Ardeche this year again for about
 ten or eleven days probably in June. :beer2:

It has now been decided it will be the first week in September,
same as last year, when the weather was perfect :clap2:

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2007, 03:29:37 pm »
Of course, while you're away Timber Hole will go!...

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2007, 09:41:25 am »
Hi,
we are going to The Ardeche this year again for about
 ten or eleven days probably in June. :beer2:

It has now been decided it will be the first week in September,
same as last year, when the weather was perfect :clap2:

So far Biff has five definates for The Ardeche in September, to travel in his minibus.
The minibus takes nine, so four seats still available.
 :blink:

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2007, 10:28:20 am »
Thanks Mr Lackington - please do you have any more details -

How long, costs, camping or bunkhouse, exact dates

many thanks

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2007, 08:41:48 am »
Thanks Mr Lackington - please do you have any more details -

How long, costs, camping or bunkhouse, exact dates

many thanks


Same as last year Bill Chadwick is the organizer,
so please contact Bill, if you want to know more.

http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=725

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2007, 09:15:59 am »
Just got back, late last night by minibus from The Ardeche via The Chunnel
nine in a nine seater and two on a motorbike.
We did lots,
more later.

This year we experienced The Mistral

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/features/understanding/wind_mistral.shtml

It made the thirty Kilometre Ardeche canoe a proper physical challange 8)

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2007, 09:50:12 am »
http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/diseases/fmd/pdf/declaration-szrevoke070907.pdf

The surveillance zone was removed this weekend. The road sign was still there this morning on the A3. I reckon they just haven't got round to taking it away yet.

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2007, 09:53:41 am »
Peter, do you think that Whitlackington's return and the lifting of the surveillance zone are related?
Caving is for Life not just for Christmas

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2007, 09:54:57 am »
Perhaps its his job to take down redundant road signs, and Surrey has been waiting for him to get back from his hols.

Oops. Sorry, guys. Just noticed I replied in the wrong thread. It should have been in the far more relevant Severn Barrage topic, of course.
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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2007, 10:56:30 am »

Perhaps its his job to take down redundant road signs......


When I worked at Patterdale YHA in the early 1980's, BBC Radio Cumbria used to phone the hostel each morning and the Warden would give a weather report on air. In winter, this included saying if Kirkstone Pass was open or closed. So each day we would cycle to the foot of the pass and check the road sign saying whether it was passable. On day we were speaking to the local police officer and discovered it was his job to change the sign on the road. When we asked him how he knew when to change it, he said it was easy. He listened to Radio Cumbria each morning and set the sign according to what he heard.

Think about it.........

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2007, 11:30:52 am »
Tis a beuatiful part of the world. Great caving too.  :thumbsup:


A brilliant place, incredibly few people appear to live there.
Our last venue was Salamandre
a good srt cave with a stunningly huge & amazing chamber

http://www.wholinks2me.com/videos/search/speleologie/

Go for Salamandre
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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2007, 12:40:43 pm »
Tis a beuatiful part of the world. Great caving too.  :thumbsup:


A brilliant place, incredibly few people appear to live there.
Our last venue was Salamandre
a good srt cave with a stunningly huge & amazing chamber

http://www.wholinks2me.com/videos/search/speleologie/

Go for Salamandre




WOW

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2007, 09:40:55 am »
Thanks Mr Lackington - please do you have any more details -

How long, costs, camping or bunkhouse, exact dates

many thanks

I have photos
but do not know how to "post" them  :'(

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Re: The Ardeche
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2007, 10:32:32 am »
Thanks Mr Lackington - please do you have any more details -

How long, costs, camping or bunkhouse, exact dates

many thanks


I have photos
but do not know how to "post" them  :'(


You could put them here, Whitelackington.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/ukcaving