Featured Touring A Trip To The Vosges

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  1. timboo

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    I have to say it like you have organised the trip with military precision looks like a stunning part of the world
     
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  2. Vulpes

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    It's working out well mate. If you ever get the opportunity to visit, do - the area is stunning!
     
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    I have lots of fond memories of france. Used to hol there every year with my parents.
    Cheers keeps the pics coming I miss France used to holiday there as a child
     
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  4. Hubaxe

    Hubaxe Good moaning! aka Mr Wordsalad :)
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    We can make a good casting there n'est ce pas?
     
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  5. Hubaxe

    Hubaxe Good moaning! aka Mr Wordsalad :)
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    And they do nice white wines, stunning cheese (Comté, Morbier), and it's the forest are producing instruments making wood for ages.
    Very nice area, good choice Wim
     
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  6. Vulpes

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    Cheers Hubert - we already had a good sampling of the blanc d'Alsace, delicious indeed! We'll certainly give the cheeses a go, too! :yum
     
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  7. Hubaxe

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    Then you need to ask some Comté "Juraflore". The older it is the stronger the taste is.
    They have a store in Poligny, but you can find it mostly everywhere.
     
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  8. Vulpes

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    As we had thunderstorms and torrential rain in the morning we decided it was not to be a biking day. So we did some shopping, had the car fixed (indicators stopped to function) and waited for a weather window. When that came about we took the dog to some waterfalls to play about a bit.
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    20220523_143038.jpg After that we visited a church built by Le Corbusier in 1955, which is on UNESCO's world heritage list. Unfortunately the most impressive side was in scaffolds.
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  9. Vulpes

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    And now... :yum
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    Ha ha I bet it is nothing like what we had in Scotland:neutral:
     
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    I'm sure it wasn't! :joy:
     
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    We did a nice loop today, some bigger and some very small roads. On the way we scaled the Ballon d’Alsace, a 1247 metres pass.

    At the top (views obscured by the locals)
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    Todays loop.
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    A bit cold today, but dry.
     
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    The dog has found her soulmate... :joy:
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    Hope he doesn't try any funny business
     
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  15. Sandi T

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    That looks like a VERY twisty road, @Vulpes! Looks like fun. :grinning: Did Mrs. V enjoy it??
     
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    Some bits were pretty twisty, and quite a few hairpins. The mrs did enjoy most of it, but had a bit of a scare when she had a little skid on some loose gravel. She recovered quickly though!
     
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    Is yours the one which looks like it’s wearing a white trilby?
     
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  18. Vulpes

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    Yep that's mine... :laughing:
     
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    #40 Vulpes, May 25, 2022
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    A 120 mile trip today, the mrs is knackered! :joy: beautiful weather and dry roads.

    We conquered the "Grand Ballon" today, and lots of hairpins.

    A few shots:
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    Whilst en route my "Nemo" key ring opted for freedom (it flew past the mrs' helmet :laughing:), so that had to be replaced. For obvious reasons @brown mouse it had to be grey... :grinning:
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    Then on we went back to our digs.
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    Part of our route - slightly twisty...
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    The entire loop.
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    And then went out with the wee dog.
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