Annual trip to Catalunya

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Annual trip to Catalunya

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Post by Steve M » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:34 pm

Some of you will know from the old forum that I have a springtime habit of visiting Barcelona or Jerez for F1 pre-season testing.
I half expected not to be going this year, but my resolve has weakened and I booked my tickets this morning - I think this will be my 14th visit since 2008.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:49 pm

It’s your passion, well one of them, so good for you. :)
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Post by Steve M » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:53 pm

Walkingthedog wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:49 pm
It’s your passion, well one of them, so good for you. :)
Not much of that left at my age. :o
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Post by footplate1947 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:06 pm

Steve we used to take a Ferry to Santander and drive to La Coruna. Had family there. What wonderful drive with lovely views. Took all day. Bonus was the English lager louts did not go to the north. A real Spanish Holiday........John
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Post by yelrow » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09 pm

Interesting Ferry crossing, this time of year, Santander. Very good test for your sea legs. Lovely in calm weather.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:13 pm

Steve M wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:53 pm
Walkingthedog wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:49 pm
It’s your passion, well one of them, so good for you. :)
Not much of that left at my age. :o
Can’t believe that.
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Post by Steve M » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:33 pm

footplate1947 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Steve we used to take a Ferry to Santander and drive to La Coruna. Had family there. What wonderful drive with lovely views. Took all day. Bonus was the English lager louts did not go to the north. A real Spanish Holiday........John
Not been as far west as that but I have spent a couple of days around Santander and Bilbao - very nice part of the world.
Good point about the 'lager louts', at this time of year there aren't too many tourists around the Costa Brava, just the locals doing local things. :D Jerez and Seville are even better.
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Post by bulleidboy » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:40 pm

Enjoy - Lewis for his 6th World Championship? I've just put all the F1 dates on the calendar.
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Post by IanS » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:40 pm

yelrow wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Interesting Ferry crossing, this time of year, Santander. Very good test for your sea legs. Lovely in calm weather.
I can vouch for that - had a few where sitting upright was a challenge! (or was that the beer :) ).

I'm heading for the return journey now - Santander to Portsmouth on Saturday evening/Sunday. Hopefully it will be a smooth crossing - we've not had many rough ones.

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Post by footplate1947 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:24 am

IanS wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:40 pm
yelrow wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Interesting Ferry crossing, this time of year, Santander. Very good test for your sea legs. Lovely in calm weather.
I can vouch for that - had a few where sitting upright was a challenge! (or was that the beer :) ).

I'm heading for the return journey now - Santander to Portsmouth on Saturday evening/Sunday. Hopefully it will be a smooth crossing - we've not had many rough ones.
We had a bad crossing one year going through the Bay of Biscay was horrendous. I noticed while 90% of the adults were looking ill. All the kids seemed to be having a wonderful time. So was I holding a beer at the bar. Never been sea sick in my life. .........John
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