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... much then we kept in touch thru Facebook.
Anyway back up a bit! we wound our way this way and that as the GPS took us down narrow one way lanes etc before finally hitting the highway. Tolls all the way but travelling at 130 to 140km per hr it was not long before we were bypassing Toulouse and many other places we had cycled through. Stopped for diesel and ...
... Pas de Barane, Chemin de Couchat. She is full term, 38 years old and it’s her second.
Operator: Hold the line I want you to speak to a doctor.
Doctor: Good evening. Have her waters broken?
Doctor: Oh she has ages yet. Get her undressed and on the bed.
Me: Er no. She cannot move as the contractions are every 2 minutes.
Doctor: Can I speak to Madame Didier?
I had the phone to Jayne
... where it is all walking streets. We had a fantastic evening with them and their friends, champagne, homemade pizza, a delicious meal, wine from Ananise's fathers vineyard - it was exceptional, oh and of course CHEESE - the best of France from THEIR region!!!! Francois & Ananise are coming to New Zealand in December for 3 weeks so I was able to advise them on some great things to do and hopefully they will come to the Hawkes Bay and visit us. Another late night!!
Bikes are packed and we have breakfast at 8:00am. Then we rolled out about 10:15 enroute to Bergerac for the individual time trial. We drove towards Pau then turned north to Bergerac. We arrived at the start of the TT, we walked through the team buses looking at the TT bikes, you could get us really close to the teams. We watched a few roll out the start gate then Pete and I grabbed a baguette and decided to try and get on TV. We positioned ourselves on the start straight at a slight ...
... has 6.5 million people per year visit for the chance to be cured. They come for the water the pure holy water. I personally see it as a marketing scam of the churches, the wealth of the church is unbelievable. We saw thousands of people in all states of illness, hundreds in wheel chairs others walking with frames on the chance that they will be cured. We looked through the grounds and the crypt, then down along the service area which had 100s of people in wheelchairs waiting to be ...