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Old 10-15-2012, 05:20 PM   #61
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Same here!
Hope you're fine as I am.

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I'd be better if I was riding the world instead of doing business around the world. Last week, Mexico. This week, Montreal. Next week Australia...

Not a bad way to make a living though!

Thanks for the pics!
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:58 PM   #62
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I'd be better if I was riding the world instead of doing business around the world. Last week, Mexico. This week, Montreal. Next week Australia...

Not a bad way to make a living though!

Thanks for the pics!
Sounds like a rough life.

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:27 PM   #63
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... Last week, Mexico. This week, Montreal...
Mexico, Montral, 4700kms, one week .... are you still riding the beemer? Should work
Ok, 'stralia needs a day longer ...
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:01 AM   #64
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Mexico, Montral, 4700kms, one week .... are you still riding the beemer? Should work
Ok, 'stralia needs a day longer ...
Also here : There is no hardpacked sand in Mozambique
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:04 AM   #65
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That little incident near Les Saint Maries led me straight to the next workshop in Nīmes. The mechanic tells me to go downtown, enjoy a meal and come back in two hours ...





I do as I'm told and place myself near the roman amphitheater which is nowadays still in use for bullfights.





Bullfights? France? Is that not a spanish thing? Right. And Right!





Watching the scenery I several times have the impression that mind misleads me. Is this still France? Or is it already Northern Africa? Memories from other journeys come to my mind. Sometimes they mix up and leave me irritated. Not everything is as it appears to be. Even more, not everything I see is where I expect it to be. A journey into stereotypes ... I'll try to look more behind things from now on.





I did a little collection of pictures that I call "parallels" from the journey trying to point out what I mean.


Nice, France -- Nador, Morocco




Greenhouse canvas, El Ejido, Spain -- Stairs, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia




Queribus, France -- Palmyra, Syria


Perpignan, France -- Cairo, Egypt


Library, Alexandria, Egypt -- Cinema, Valencia, Spain



Walls, Tangiers, Morocco -- Walls, Aleppo, Syria



Gibraltar (British) -- Beirut, Lebanon


Ok, back to Nīmes, back to the workshop: The mechanic tells me that it was the starter button that had malfunction. 300 Euros disappear from my vacation fund...
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:26 AM   #66
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Mexico, Montral, 4700kms, one week .... are you still riding the beemer? Should work
Ok, 'stralia needs a day longer ...
Still riding the 1150GS
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:25 AM   #67
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PS: I have also ridden a few more places since Africa

Hijack off.

Thank you again Dirk for your wonderful perspective!
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:26 AM   #68
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Still riding the 1150GS
Good on you!
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:49 AM   #69
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Ouch ! This thread is awesome ! Looking forward to seeing what's coming next !
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:09 AM   #70
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Hi,

great photos, great job.
By the way, you owe me a new keyboard, I could not keep my drool at the great photos of the meal


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Old 10-16-2012, 09:53 AM   #71
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Hi,

great photos, great job.
By the way, you owe me a new keyboard, I could not keep my drool at the great photos of the meal


pamplonika

Hi pamplonika,
greetings from the neighbourhood ;-) Keybord could be done on the 17. or 18. November in Sundern. I'll be there ...
http://www.motorradkarawane.de/appointments/choose


Cheers from Essen

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Old 10-16-2012, 10:48 AM   #72
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:30 PM   #73
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good lord you take the most amazing pictures.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:49 PM   #74
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I'm leaving kktos, Nīmes (the origin of Denim) and La Grande Motte behind (for now) because I have an appointment with two friends, Guido and Sandra, in nearby Spain.

I follow the coastline where possible. A lot of Étangs (lagoons) like the Étang de Prevost accompany me along the way. What appears to be flat buildings is the roman Cathedral of Maguelonne. Can you imagine that this place was once ruled by an Arabian Caliphat? Well, Arabian is not really correct, it was the Almohads, a Berber-Dynasty coming from nowadays Morocco. They controlled Maguelonne and vast coastal areas in Spain in the 8th century.




In one of the many little harbours I spot this sailboat. There are some ideas of the owner that I like. The barrel ...





... and the name of the boat (Jusqu'au Bout - Till the End)






Right after the border, the landscape get much more hilly. Guido, Sandra and me are heading to the northwesternmost spot of Spain, the Cap de Creus.





Rocky sections turn into pine-tree forest with their magnificent aroma.





Between the Cap and Rosas are some pretty tracks. Perfect for loaded beemers






Bringing you a bit closer to the action ...




We share two excellent days, then Guido and Sandra head further south. Me, I return to France, still awaiting the arrival of the white HP2.
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:05 PM   #75
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good lord you take the most amazing pictures.
That's grossly understated!
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