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by redneckrover
Tue 27 Sep 2016 13:36
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Shore or Rock fishing near to BArcares or Collioure
Replies: 13
Views: 5041

There are "no fishing" signs along the sea breaks at Canet Port, however there are always up to 20 people fishing there almost every day, some using 2 or 3 rods .!!
Never saw anybody catch anything though !!!!
by redneckrover
Tue 20 Sep 2016 22:13
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 99108

Thanks for your reply Dimidu66 I think the alignment of bus times with incoming flights is important. I would say the situation where the draught beer tap wasn't working was probably a one off situation which could happen anywhere. Having good WiFi is critical. I would like to congratulate you on th...
by redneckrover
Thu 15 Sep 2016 10:54
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 99108

That situation happened in Dublin before deregulation, taxi licences were changing hands at 150 to 200 thousand Euros and no new licences were being issued. Some people held multiple licences and rented them out. As the population and commercial activity increased the need for taxis shot up. At the ...
by redneckrover
Wed 14 Sep 2016 14:57
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 99108

Thanks for that, it never fails to amaze me the level of protectionism that still exists in France and I've been coming here for nearly 40 years !!!!
by redneckrover
Tue 13 Sep 2016 15:21
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 99108

I was talking to a friend of mine this morning and he said Ueber is now operating in Lyon, I'm not sure how widespread it is ??
by redneckrover
Tue 13 Sep 2016 11:15
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 99108

It sounds like deregulation of the taxi industry is long overdue !!!!!
by redneckrover
Mon 12 Sep 2016 12:35
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 99108

I'm a little surprised that nobody out there has commented or replied to my posts about my recent experiences at the airport, I'm not trying to be controversial , I'm just commenting on what I find as a kind of feedback in order to help improve services.
by redneckrover
Mon 05 Sep 2016 13:48
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 99108

Well I flew back to Dublin again yesterday 4th Sept and I will update my experiences at the Perpignan airport. Firstly the new facilities look great, a vast improvement on what was there before. The people working there are also very friendly and helpful and the experience of getting through securit...
by redneckrover
Wed 31 Aug 2016 23:10
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 99108

Sorry to report an unsatisfactory experience in the airport last Sunday evening. We arrived in the Aer Iingus flight on time at 4 35, flight was full approx. 180 people. We tried to get a bus into Perpignan only to discover there was only one bus on Sunday afternoon @ 18 05 which meant a wait of one...
by redneckrover
Fri 29 Jan 2016 17:29
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: New Site Format
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

Thank you, didn't know that !!!
by redneckrover
Thu 28 Jan 2016 13:01
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: New Site Format
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

New Site Format

I would be very interested in the view of other forum members about the change in format of the site. I for one have been an almost daily visitor to the site for many years and have frequently found it very informative and an enjoyable way of keeping in touch with the region. Since the change in for...
by redneckrover
Thu 10 Dec 2015 14:17
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: New Site
Replies: 0
Views: 1217

New Site

Congratulations on the new site, I hope it goes well. I , for one , would be very unhappy with the fact that the latest posts are not visible on the front page, I hope this will be addressed when the new site has bedded in.
by redneckrover
Mon 19 Oct 2015 14:58
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 99108

I agree absolutely ! I cannot understand why a relatively small job should take so long, I would really appreciate an explanation. !!
by redneckrover
Sat 12 Sep 2015 22:43
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 99108

I also came through Perpignan airport a couple of weeks ago. I could not believe the lack of progress in the reconstruction of the airport. It appears to me that there is no real commitment In getting things done, I was here in March 2015 and I thought there was about 3 or 4 months work left in comp...
by redneckrover
Mon 24 Aug 2015 13:26
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Watch and key fob Batteries
Replies: 10
Views: 4461

1001 piles ! That sounds painful !!
by redneckrover
Thu 25 Jun 2015 10:39
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Chateau Roussillon shopping
Replies: 1
Views: 2112

Chateau Roussillon shopping

Does anybody know when the new shopping centre beside Carrefour at Chateau Roussillon is planned to open ??
by redneckrover
Tue 09 Jun 2015 18:01
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Shopping - Summer Opening hours on Sunday
Replies: 14
Views: 5309

Carrefour City and other supermarkets in Canet Plage open on Sundays all year round !
by redneckrover
Mon 09 Mar 2015 18:03
Forum: Travel
Topic: Car Hire at Perpignan Airport
Replies: 5
Views: 2764

I'm not overly surprised, Perpignan airport is a bit like a rural railway station, I would have hoped it would have livened up a little in June but obviously the demand is still not there .
by redneckrover
Tue 17 Feb 2015 16:54
Forum: Health
Topic: Sad news - Blackduff
Replies: 6
Views: 3408

Sad to hear that, he was one of the old stock.
by redneckrover
Thu 22 Jan 2015 14:43
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Lots of Irish around here?
Replies: 5
Views: 2709

Most places I've been around the world I have met a disproportional number of Irish people, I think it has to do with the propensity of Irish people to travel. For example the Irish represent the second highest ethnic group in the United States which is massively disproportional, the percentage in t...
by redneckrover
Fri 19 Dec 2014 11:04
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 99108

Well done Kate on getting something moving on the airport situation. When I started to visit the PO about 10 years ago I had great hopes for Perpignan airport. I had seen the development of many other small airports in my travels around the world and had expected to see something similar or better h...
by redneckrover
Thu 06 Mar 2014 16:38
Forum: Shopping
Topic: TIM THE SAUSAGE MAN AND RON THE GROCER
Replies: 18
Views: 9351

Paxo stuffing , custard powder and female hygiene products !!!!! What's happening to the forum ????
by redneckrover
Fri 07 Feb 2014 16:18
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Prepay Sim card in France
Replies: 3
Views: 1835

Thanks for the responses, I wasn't really planning to watch TV from the 3g as I know that eats data , however listening to radio and surfing the net would be a cheap enough option for short periods eg a week or two at a time.
by redneckrover
Thu 06 Feb 2014 18:30
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Prepay Sim card in France
Replies: 3
Views: 1835

Prepay Sim card in France

With all the discussion about losing radio and TV channels I've been advised of another method of picking up WiFi and International radio stations from 3g using my iPhone. I would need to get a French Prepay Sim card with a data plan. Can anybody advise which is the best/cheapest French network prov...
by redneckrover
Sat 01 Feb 2014 21:44
Forum: Travel
Topic: Girona Airport to Perpignan
Replies: 8
Views: 3332

Thanks Blackduff , I appreciate that , I was wondering about going into Girona city on the bus and getting the train to Perpignan ? is that an option ??
by redneckrover
Sat 01 Feb 2014 16:57
Forum: Travel
Topic: Girona Airport to Perpignan
Replies: 8
Views: 3332

Girona Airport to Perpignan

Now that Frogbus are no more, can anybody suggest the best way to get from Girona airport to Perpignan ?
by redneckrover
Wed 08 Jan 2014 19:25
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Car Quiz part 3
Replies: 8
Views: 3341

Any quizzes about fitted kitchens ?????
by redneckrover
Mon 30 Dec 2013 00:59
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Pheasant
Replies: 13
Views: 4786

Yes but they're in season all year round !!!!
by redneckrover
Tue 24 Dec 2013 21:15
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Bose Solo TV Sound System
Replies: 26
Views: 11172

I cannot accept the suggestion that Bose is not genuine Hifi. I dont know anything about the TV soundbar system but I have listened to many fantastic Bose systems. although they are a bit expensive. I dont accept that it is not possible to reproduce deep base sounds from modern smaller speaker syste...
by redneckrover
Mon 02 Dec 2013 01:47
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Basil Howitt
Replies: 3
Views: 1781

I immediately thought of Basil when I saw the news of the service finally coming on stream, he wrote a series of articles entitled "will I live to see the day" ?
Unfortunately he didn't live to see it, what a pity.