Tap water tips

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Re: Tap water tips

Postby Des49 » 25 Jul 2019, 11:04am

Mike Sales wrote:In France I generally used the camping municipal. Often free by the football pitch using the toilets there.


Yes, quite useful, often use them to stay overnight. But sometimes there are areas devoid of municipals.

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Re: Tap water tips

Postby hamster » 25 Jul 2019, 11:26am

Mike Sales wrote:In France I generally used the camping municipal. Often free by the football pitch using the toilets there.


Agreed, discovered that there are not so many 'campings' in Picardy.

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Re: Tap water tips

Postby brynpoeth » 25 Jul 2019, 6:18pm

Food store shuts for lunch, +1!

Could be quite dangerous in bad hot weather in la France profonde, one would have to try talking to people, ask for water. In French :wink:
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Re: Tap water tips

Postby Mike Sales » 25 Jul 2019, 6:31pm

brynpoeth wrote:Food store shuts for lunch, +1!

Could be quite dangerous in bad hot weather in la France profonde, one would have to try talking to people, ask for water. In French :wink:


After a while in France I realised that my "De l'eau, s'il vous plait" sounded more like "De l'or…..

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Re: Tap water tips

Postby hamster » 26 Jul 2019, 11:01am

brynpoeth wrote:Food store shuts for lunch, +1!

Could be quite dangerous in bad hot weather in la France profonde, one would have to try talking to people, ask for water. In French :wink:


True, but it's a case of banging on lots of doors of totally shut-up houses. Of course it's possible. I've often had real generosity - for example a lady whose house overlooked a little park saw me setting up my stove at lunchtime. Two minutes later she came out with a kettle of boiling water, all unasked-for. :D Lovely!

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Re: Tap water tips

Postby mercalia » 26 Jul 2019, 12:23pm

brynpoeth wrote:Food store shuts for lunch, +1!

Could be quite dangerous in bad hot weather in la France profonde, one would have to try talking to people, ask for water. In French :wink:



avez vous de l'eau si vous plait?

is that it?

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Re: Tap water tips

Postby mercalia » 28 Jul 2019, 6:10pm

I ws looking at an app on my windows phone called CYCLESTREETS. One of the features is POI and one is DRINKING WATER. when selected give a list using your gps locand distance and also plots them on a map with a pointer. It doesnt show them all eg the 2 at KingsX but does one at St Pancras. Cycle Sreets uses OpenstreetMap I think.


Maybe this app is also on Android?

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Re: Tap water tips

Postby mjr » 28 Jul 2019, 6:38pm

mercalia wrote:I ws looking at an app on my windows phone called CYCLESTREETS. One of the features is POI and one is DRINKING WATER. when selected give a list using your gps locand distance and also plots them on a map with a pointer. It doesnt show them all eg the 2 at KingsX but does one at St Pancras. Cycle Sreets uses OpenstreetMap I think.


Maybe this app is also on Android?

I think so but it sounds like its search data is not kept up to date.

On Android, in the AAT app when viewing a map, tap the right quarter of the screen (to display the map menu), then v (to open the Point Of Interest search) and enter search term [amenity="drinking_water"]; (or use the menus to recreate it) then click v again to search the visible map area for it. It finds five in the KX/StP area - the ones discussed already except the restored corner one, plus one by Google and one by the Lighterman.
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