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  1. Dordogne is a good area for caves alright.
    Spent years 4-6 in the Mendips, near West Harptree.

  2. Thrifty – I’m getting a little creaky for caving these days which is a pity.  I was in the Cheddar area in ’67 and ’68.

  3. I’m usually in the Cheddar area once I open the wine. 
    Seriously though, visited the Melissani Caves in Greece last year – stunning. Limestone is one hell of a rock.

  4. I’m hugely confused, Grandad.
    There’s no litter, but at the same time, there isn’t a bin ever ten metres either. We’ve been told for yeeeears that the cause of litter was a human incapacity for carrying rubbish.
    Have I been lied to all this time? My faith in our public representatives is shaky enough without another blow. 🙁

  5. Andrew – I am sort of confused myself, as litter bins are quite hard to find.  If you look through all the photographs I have posted of Domme, there is only one wheelie-bin visible.  Maybe the French just don’t create as much litter?

  6. TT – Not so.  Or if they do, I never saw any, and that goes for any other town I have been in.

  7. I recall in Moscow in the Soviet days seeing an army of cleaners come out in the wee hours and sweep the streets and the underground. But I guess the French are simply a tidy lot.
    Done any pot holing in your caving days ?

  8. Your the best tour guide around. 
    Nice to see clean streets and roads for a change, not so here.  The riff-raff around here just dump their old furniture, appliances, cars, trash along side the road.  Makes me sick.  Have they no pride, guess their to busy going to pickup the Welfare checks to swing by the transfer station with their crap. 

  9. If you think Roger gets confused, you should try his cousin Tom.
    My sister from Engalnd and her husband decided that Tom could find his was from Ballybrack to Glendalough.  They put in Glendalough and Tom suggested somewhere in Waterford, so, instead, they put in Laragh, the nearest village.  Tom took them through the city centre to Lucan (they had no idea where they were meant to be going), apparently there’s a Laragh out there somewhere.
    Give Tom ‘Domme’ and he could probably take you anywhere in Europe.

  10. TT – The women street cleaners?  I did a bit of solo pot holing once in the Mendips.  A stupid thing to do, and I nearly came unstuck so I tended to stick to the more horizontal ones after that!!

    Brighid – Thank you.  If you lot have a whip around and send me the cash, I can do this on a more permanent basis?  😉

    Ian – There was a lovely story in the English papers during the week about a bloke who followed Tom to the letter.  He ended up hanging off the edge of a cliff, and they had to tow him back.  He got done for careless driving!!

     

  11. Ya know the towns you highlight look like anyother European towns that people have lived in for too many years.  The panoramic pic could be almost any area around here (Central Pa)  The big plus is we speak english and drive on the correct side of the road.  I have no doubt the weather is better than in Oirand but so it is here too.
     

  12. Sorry no whips and the cash is for emergencies only. 
    Boy does Brianf have a burr under his saddle or what!

  13. Brighid – Don’t mind Brianf.  He’s just insanely jealous.  Or just insane. I’m not sure which.

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