Monthly Archives: September 2011


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Solar? Just thought I’d put a post on here about my Dads new home solar system he has just had fitted (late September 2011). PV Solar (electricy generating) isn’t cheap nor efficient, and really it isn’t worth it.  Until that is, the government backed scheme for energy companies to pay […]

Home 4kw Solar Install


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UPDATE:  This post is now OUT OF DATE – see HERE for the latest data I know – I’m hanging my head in shame, but we are members of the Caravan club.  Eek. Anyway, they do provide GPS data on their website, but they only do it in particular formats, […]

Caravan Club sites and CL GPS POI



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Index for this trip HERE   Travel Ferry 80.00 €   Tolls 3.00 €   Fuel 572.00 €   Parking (see Wild if overnight stop) 2.00 €   Train/bus/tram 0.00 € Subsistence Food 335.00 €   Gas 28.00 €   Entertainment/Goodies   421.00 €   Essentials (laundry, household, repairs) 109.00 € […]

Trip 9 – Costs and Review


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Index for this trip HERE After 8 weeks and almost into September, we are fortunately still blessed with pretty good weather.  On leaving La Rochelle we headed on the coastal roads through some reasonably generic tourist towns until we got to Les Sables-d’Olonne.  Les Sables appears to be a better […]

Week 8 – La Rochelle to home



Our POI download page HERE has been updated to include Autoroute 2011 versions of the POI databases. The data file upgrade from 2010 version to 2011 doesn’t work properly, so if you get the 2011 version download the updated POI files, though the content is the same, they have been […]

GPS POIs updated for Autoroute 2011