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This travelog reports the journey in the country of which name is given by the banner with hyperlinks to the previous & next travelogs. A roadplan is given by the menu Présentation. The synopsis of the travelog is in the menu after the map.

This travelog presents the trip back to Europe from April to July 2008 to have the body of my truck repaired.
---- Unloading procedure of my truck.
---- Stay in the back office, Les Rochilles, Draguignan, Var, France.

It reports the second return in France from February to May 2012 for the 10th birthday of my mother’s death and to carry out a routine medical control ( ! ) for a five-month stay

It presents the third return in France from March to December 2013 after the destruction of my MAN truck in Mexico in waiting for a new vehicle. Unfortunately a heart attack postponed any attempts travel in the short term

The year 2014 is a year of journeys in France and around to rehabilitate of my heart and to run in my new truck, Mercedes G Pro equipped with the Psi body, even combat! I made a trip in the Gorges of the Verdon and Daluis, in the Massif des Maures & in the Luberon. My House being renovated I organized a trip in the Spanish Pyrenees, to see the Presentation, with one week of approach via Martigues, Psi-Azalaï, for small work as well in Montpellier at SudCom for the same reasons & finally at the Château de Lastours for a one-day offroad training course. The return is carried out by the French Pyrenees and Provence. The maps of the ways to and from the Spanish border are exposed by the page of Presentation. The year was completed by a trip on the tracks of Morocco from October at at the end of January 2015.

The beginning of the year 2015 was devoted to the preparation of the two year journey in Americas started with a way to Antwerp to put my vehicle at the disposal of forwarding agent to convoy it in Halifax, Canada. I took the plane on April 27th to expect it Halifax.

In May 2017 I returned to France after a long crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from Montevideo to Antwerp with my vehicle transported by a Grimaldi ship, they were 32 days of sea with stopovers. Then during this year I traveled an escapade in Sardinia and, in Portugal from the end of October to the beginning of January 2018.

The beginning of the year 2018 was occupied by the tiresome administrative preparation of the jouurney in Southern Africa with a departure on April 21st to Cape Town. This trip will last one year or more, if possible, for a return in Europe by the Gulf States, then Iran and Turkey, to follow starting from the pages of South Africa. I took a plane on April 21st to Cape Town.

In May 2019 I returned to France from Mombasa considering that the crossing of Ethiopia then Sudan to go to Saudi Arabia was misadvised by the site of Advice to the Travelers of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France. While waiting for the arrival of the container of my truck I prepared a probably forthcoming journey in Mauritania by visiting Spain then Morocco.

In 2020 I planned and prepared a trip to the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland; but the Covid-19 pandemic notably led to the closure of borders in Europe. Consequently, I organized a trip to the center of France whose departure date is subject to the conditions of French lockdown exit.

At the beginning of 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic continued to progress despite the anti-covid vaccination. Belonging to the category of vulnerable people, age & comorbidity of my pathology, I was vaccinated very early. I will leave, after a final PCR test, on May 1st on the roads again to visit the countries planned for 2020, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland. With a return home from the first half of October.

In fine les dossiers ci-dessous sont mis-à-jour à la sortie du pays. In fine the files below are updated at the exit of the country.

Les tracklogs & waypoints des bivouacs sont donnés au format international gpx de BaseCamp. The tracklogs & waypoints of bivouacs are given with the gpx international format by BaseCamp.
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Les tracklogs GPS sont présentés par Google Earth, the GPS tracklogs are presented by Google Earth, Clic Southwest img Clic Val d'Aran-Cathar img
De plus les waypoints des bivouacs sont montrés sur une carte du site Winlink, more waypoints of bivouacs are on a map by Winlink website. Clic img
Les dossiers du voyage / the trip files PDF format sont / are mis-à-jour / updated. La liste des bivouacs, the list of bivouacs est / is img. Le tableau de synthèse, the summary table est / is img.

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Summary

2022-11-01 : Stay in Trans en Provence

Trip in Southwest France, trails in Val d'Aran & Pays Cathar

2022-08-29 : Back to Home

Trip in South-West, Trails Val d'Aran & Pays Cathar

Val d'Aran, Spanish Pyrenees, Andorra, Collioure

2022-08-27 : End of trips on the trails
2022-08-22 : Foix
2022-08-16 : Château Lastours
2022-08-13 : WP-254, Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet
2022-08-07 : WP-161-WP 254

Trip South-West France

2022-07-31 : Fos (Haute-Garonne)
2022-07-24 : Lacanau
2022-07-17 : Pass of Somport
2022-07-10 : Luchianenéa
2022-07-03 : Cusson
2022-06-26 : Mont-de-Marsan
2022-06-19 : Montalivet
2022-06-14 : Bordeaux
2022-06-05 : Nérac
2022-05-29 : Cantarel
2022-05-22 : Carcassonne

2021-10-12 : Stay to Trans en Provence

2021-05-04 : Previous travelog : Denmark

2021/05/03 : To Denmark

Trip Massif Central & Stevenson's trail

2020/09/30 : Villa Thébaïde
2020/09/27 : Cirque de Navacelles
2020/09/20 : Millau Viaduct
2020/09/13 : Stevenson's trail, GR70
2020/09/06 : Souteyros
2020/08/30 : Rodez
2020/08/23 : Nord-Sarlat
2020/08/16 : Solignac
2020/08/09 : Vallon-en-Sully
2020/08/02 : Aydat
2020/07/26 : Brioude
2020/07/19 : Thueyts
2020/07/12 : Les Laurents
2020/07/05 : L'Ardoise
2020/06/23 : Avignon, Île Piot

2020-01-24 : Stay in Trans en Provence

2019-10-31 : Previous travelog : Spain

2019-10-15 : Stay in Trans en Provence

2018-05-06 : Previous travelog : Kenya

2018-04-16 : Stay in Trans en Provence

2017-10-20 : Previous travelog : Portugal

2017-10-20 : Stay in Trans en Provence

2017-08-29 : Previous travelog : Sardinia

2017-05-03 : Trip from Antwerp to Trans en Provence

2017-05-02 : Previous travelog : Atlantic Ocean

2015-04-27 : Previous travelog : Canada

2015/04/13 : Trip to Anvers, shipment of my camper
2015/03/23 : Visit of Marseilles-2

2014-10-27 : Previous travelog : Morocco

2014-10-19 : Trip to ORC, Nouvel'Air & back
2014-09-29 : Visit of Marseilles
2014-08-31 : Back to Trans-en-Provence
2014-08-24 : From Tarascon-sur-Ariège to Argelès
2014-08-17 : From St Jean Pied-de-Port to Tarascon-sur-Ariège

2014-07-28 : Previous travelog : Spain

2014-07-28 : From Argelès to Madeloc Tower
2014-07-27 : From Trans to Argelès

2014-06-01 : From Orange to Trans
2014-05-26 : From Trans to Orange

2014-05-26 : The Massif des Maures

2014-05-26 : Daluis' & Verdon's Gorges

2013-12-06 : 2013 Annus horribilis-2
2013-11-06 : 2013 Annus horribilis-1
2013-03-06 : Back to France

2013-03-06 : Previous travelog : Mexico

2012-05-24 : Previous travelog : The USA

2012-05-23 : Backoffice to Miami
2012-05-06 : Back to France

2012-01-30 : Previous travelog : The USA

2008-07-29 : Previous travelog : Malaysia

2008-08-27 : Zeebrugge, Paris
2008-07-23 : Back to Malaysia
2008-06-16 : Back to Europe

2008-04-09 : Previous travelog : Singapore