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Re: Vineyards, Burgundy, France

DrFumblefinger ·
It`s a great story, PortMoresby! The kind of adventure that would appeal to me. A week of walking sounds just about right. And my knees are telling me to stop going into the mountains and seek flatter ground! I`m curious how you arranged the transportation of your gear as you were walking from one place to the next. Did you carry it all, or did you return to the same base every night? And, I hope, there was some cheese to go with that wonderful looking wine!
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Re: Vineyards, Burgundy, France

PortMoresby ·
This isn't the walking part, DrF, this is the drinking part. I do plan to tell the story of the walk along the Burgundy Canal soon but the answer to your question about gear is, neither. When I walk I carry a day pack, period. I leave my bigger bag at a hotel, in Burgundy it was in Dijon, and just have essentials with me, a change and toiletries, any guides and maps I may want and little else, about 10 lbs. altogether including rain gear. The less stuff, I've found over the years, the better...
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Re: Vineyards, Burgundy, France

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for that extra info, PM. But 10 pounds would just cover the water, bottle of wine and wheel of cheese I'd be carrying to sustain me on the journey. But Lite is definitely the way to go if at all possible. I look forward to reading the next piece! I may yet pick your brains again about these journeys....which genuinely appeal to me.
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Re: Vineyards, Burgundy, France

PortMoresby ·
Definitely carry water, but wine and cheese are everywhere you turn, no need to haul your own. The key, of course, is not how much stuff you have with you, but how good the stuff is for the purpose. In reality one might do with less than 10 lbs as everything I have in the way of clothing dries overnight. But I like to change in the evening and get the rinsed out items hanging. As with everything, there are methods, obvious when you know them but it took years to get them down. And I continue...
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Re: Vineyards, Burgundy, France

Travel Luver ·
Love the pics and story! Need to do this myself someday. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 13, 2015: A Band in Beaune

PortMoresby ·
  I’d enjoyed several days walking along the Burgundy Canal in France, near Dijon, then relaxed for a week in Beaune, a beautiful town surrounded by vineyards .     It was a springtime flea market day and I wandered among the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 15, 2014: Hospices de Beaune, France

PortMoresby ·
     Besides wine, the town of Beaune in the Burgundy region of France, is most famous for a roof.  Built in 1443 as a hospital for the poor by Duke Philip, known as “The Good”, the H ô tel-Dieu des Hospices de...
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Vineyards, Burgundy, France

PortMoresby ·
There have been occasions when glimpses of a place, from listening to someone speak of them, or in a magazine, a movie, or even a television program, have caused me to tuck the name securely away in memory, to be retrieved later for the impetus to...
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August 2, 2019: Paris, Beaune & Me

PortMoresby ·
Just walking, admiring store windows & getting in on the act.
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