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  • Day181

    Saint Jean Pied de Port

    July 27, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Die Vorbereitungen sind abgeschlossen. Ich habe meinen Pilger-Ausweis, der erste Stempel ist auch schon drin und ich habe mich seelisch und moralisch auf die kommenden Tage und Wochen eingestellt. 😅🙃
    Ich bin ganz froh, dass ich den heutigen Tag noch in Saint Jean Pied de Port verbracht habe, denn es hat den ganzen Tag geregnet. Ich hoffe der Wetterbericht stimmt und morgen wird es besser. Dann heißt es für mich "Buen Camino" 😊
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  • Day20

    Technical update 2

    June 3, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    Happily nothing major to report.
    There are only two fuses normally on the TC. It blew one of them a couple of days ago. The fuse was the one which by passed the ignition and feeds the ancillary items it is 35amp. The car is positive earth however I have phone chargers and sat nav wired the other way and isolated from the chassis. They have their own fuse in that line and it blew that also so that might be a clue. I couldn't find anything wrong and it hasn't done it again.

    The other problem caused the car to misfire going up a mountain, by the time I found a bus stop to pull up in I had worked out it was ignition and probably not a plug. I took out the rotor arm from the distributor and cleaned it with the fine wire brush I use for cleaning spark plugs. That did the trick so within a few minutes we were back on the road.
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  • Day20

    encore une fois nous sommes en France

    June 3, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    Not as many miles as usual today because it was very twisty with many tight hair pin bends in the pyrenees. It started raining hard when we got about 3/4 way through so we stopped in a village and sheltered until it stopped. The car never missed a beat over the mountains. The steepest had it in second gear a few times with a very slow average speed.
    Lunch at a roadside cafe was fun with people wanting to sit in the car for photos.
    We are now just into France at St Jean Pied de Port which is where a lot of pilgrims start the journey to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. It's a surprisingly lovely town clearly catering to tourists and focusing on the pilgrims. A Japanese pilgrim was earning money to continue his journey by cutting hair on the street so both of us had a haircut while he told us his story. He started two years ago in Tokyo and has traveled right across Asia and Europe hitchhiking and cutting hair to earn money as he travels. After Spain he is going to Portugal then to England then Switzerland. We have met some fascinating people in this trip.
    Tonight's hotel is simple with a nice veranda overlooking the pool and garden. I think we are the only guests.
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  • Day21

    Eating in

    June 4, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    The rain stopped long enough for us to enjoy a walk in the town. On the way back we were going to pick up a take away pizza and eat it on our terrace at the room. It started raining hard enough for us to hurry to the pizza shop only to find it closed today. Across the road and near our hotel is a supermarket so we went in dripping wet and bought things we didn't need to cook, last year we did this and it cost over 40euros so we have learned our lesson this cost 14.50!
    As we got back I got talking to a man from Brasil who has organised a party of eight who flew in from Sau Paulo today to ride the pilgrims route starting tomorrow. They will cycle 70klm a day for 13 days. The first few days will be hard work as it is the way came in the car.
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