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Mint in Andorra

Post by Mint » Tue 01 Jul, 2014 22:23

Just back from our road trip through France to Andorra. We had the top down everyday, all day some days. We've driven a total of 2,317 miles in our 10 days away, used just over £300 worth of petrol at an average of 35 MPG. The best was 39.5 while pottering down the roads at 60mph, worst was 25, enjoying the twisty turny stuff in Andorra. Very pleased with the car, she didn't put a foot wrong but she's in a (very) desperate need of a good clean and polish. Thoroughly recommend the driving in France and Andorra - not much traffic about. Some photos:
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There are loads more in the gallery: http://postimg.org/gallery/sxufyp5m/

Also a couple of videos. The first video, is 3.5 mins long. It's the ride down from the Arcalis Ski Station towards Elserrat.

http://youtu.be/aaZdnWL6yQs

Video 2, also 3.5 mins long... This one is from Port de Cabus on the border with Spain down towards the Pal Ski station, ending up at a piece of sculpture - the Tea Cup.

http://youtu.be/C6Jc4gdbGAQ

A great trip and would recommend it to anybody.
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Re: Mint in Andorra

Post by Koolflyer » Tue 01 Jul, 2014 23:07

Hi, was wondering how the Andorra trip was going Dave. Glad you had a good trip and the Z performed well. Wow.....super pics, what a brilliant backdrop for your Z too. Lovely open uncluttered roads, just what you dream of. 8-)
See you around, Pete
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Re: Mint in Andorra

Post by Southernboy » Wed 02 Jul, 2014 06:36

Looks like you had a very pleasant trip in great driving country... and some really good pics too...I notice you managed to get the armrest to match..... :
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Re: Mint in Andorra

Post by Mint » Wed 02 Jul, 2014 07:51

Koolflyer wrote: Lovely open uncluttered roads, just what you dream of. 8-)
Pete, yes, the roads were very quiet, especially in Andorra. Great time of year to go down there.

Looks like you had a good trip down to LeMans as well.
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Re: Mint in Andorra

Post by Mint » Wed 02 Jul, 2014 07:53

Southernboy wrote:...I notice you managed to get the armrest to match..... : :sunny
Yes and Pauline uses it from the passenger seat just as much as me…
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Re: Mint in Andorra

Post by Southernboy » Wed 02 Jul, 2014 07:56

......... cosy..... :D
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Re: Mint in Andorra

Post by TR4man » Wed 02 Jul, 2014 08:42

Looks like a great trip on some wonderful driving roads.

My wife has absolutely no interest whatsoever in cars and refuses to go anywhere in the Z3 or any of my Triumphs, even if it were a trip abroad. :( I've just thought, perhaps the cars aren't the problem, perhaps it's me! :lol:

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Re: Mint in Andorra

Post by Davejue1 » Wed 02 Jul, 2014 10:46

Hi Dave, looks like a storm mate, that's my sort of holiday! We're doing France next year and hopefully Munich and down into Poland the year after to go and see the stalag camp where Jue's grandad was held during WW2. Austria/Switzerland is also on the list at some point too. Pleased you had a nice time. Are you going On the midland meet? If so seya there. :)

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Re: Mint in Andorra

Post by bazza1966 » Wed 02 Jul, 2014 18:33

Dave/Pauline that looks amazing some great photo's I would love to do something like that one day, I'm watching some of the threads about Le-Mans classic? that maybe calling me for next year,
glad you had a good time so jealous :roll:
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Re: Mint in Andorra

Post by Mint » Wed 02 Jul, 2014 21:18

Davejue1 wrote:...Are you going on the midland meet? :)
Fraid not Dave, we're travelling to France on the 17th. Catch you on another meet sometime though :wink:
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Re: Mint in Andorra

Post by Del » Wed 02 Jul, 2014 21:37

Lovely scenery - thanks for sharing - makes you realise how overcrowded the roads in England are.

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