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  2. PHC Open Evening

    Don't know why my post has been repeated!
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  4. PHC Open Evening

    Maybe I was being a bit too cryptic. The meeting is dominated by yotties and boaters and sometimes would appear to be an occasion for the officers of PHC to explain their commercial policy to them. Indeed they may well succeed here as the leisure users of the Harbour seem to be well aware that the excellent facilities they enjoy are paid for by the earnings of the commercial docks. However interest in the ferries from the floor is noticeably lacking and not many questions on this topic get asked at "question time". Further the PHC website does indicate that space in the hall (which is the ferry passenger terminal) is not unlimited and perhaps PHC would prefer attendees in the main to be people with a direct involvement in Harbour activities such as yachting and boating rather than just ferry enthusiasts or ship enthusiasts generally. Presumably next Jan PHC will be reporting on the continuing success of MN Pelican and what the prospects are for South Quay. I have heard they haven't got the number of cruiseship calls they were hoping for. Obviously if an enthusiast goes he/she can inquire about it. But I would repeat in general it would seem such matters are not the primary interest of most of the attendees. Personally I wish there was more interest and those attending might learn something about how BF see the future for Poole-Cherbourg, especially next time when the guest speaker is scheduled to be BF's UK MD.
  5. PHC Open Evening

    Read a large number of posts over past years and draw your own conclusions.
  6. PHC Open Evening

    HT you’re not suggesting that enthusiasts from further afield are unlikely to have an interest in Poole Harbour are you?(!) 😉
  7. Brittany Ferries Fleet Pics

    I think the best shots are of her with a bit dramatic scenery in shot like the beaches she sails past as she enters Santander,.
  8. PHC Open Evening

    This is happening two months later than usual at the end of January next year. The guest speaker is BF's UK MD. Go to www.phc.co.uk for further details. However it may be intended for relatively local people with an interest in Poole Harbour rather than ferry enthusiasts from further afield.
  9. Brittany Ferries Fleet Pics

    Unfortunately, any camera will not get the ship in one shot. That's how close it is. I haven't tried my mobile yet but will next time.
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  11. Brittany Ferries Fleet Pics

    I’m surprised it took Tony 3 attempts before he managed to get all of her in shot 😉
  12. Brittany Ferries Fleet Pics

    Yes it's just a shame the third is ruined by that prison-exercise yard/oversized shopping trolley up top. Ed.
  13. Brittany Ferries Fleet Pics

    She looks great in the first 2, just like the good old days..... Chris
  14. HMS Queen Elizabeth

    Yes St Malo would have been my preferred option but hey ho. At least it’s MSM as she can make up the odd 15 minutes when she wants to. So I’m hoping we’ll be away by midnight (23h00 UTC), and if I stuff a sock up the speaker system to dampen down the 30 minute getoutofyourcabinnow announcement I’ll manage 7 hours with luck. Yes it’s only 10 minutes to home from the terminal, but up to an hour from ship to M275 can cause some serious teeth gnashing.... Chris
  15. HMS Queen Elizabeth

    Best get your camera out then Tony as you let us down so badly in August... Chris
  16. HMS Queen Elizabeth

    I saw going to suggest you switch your booking to St Malo but then saw on the timetable that she runs in the opposite direction on Monday nights. It really isn't your month for ferry crossings, is it? Perhaps they should divert the Monday sailings to Cherbourg instead of Caen to save time and use the shorter crossings to stick to the timetable better. You'll be lucky to get 5 hours sleep with those published timings. But at least you'll be home with in 10 minutes of leaving the port. Ed.
  17. HMS Queen Elizabeth

    .... and guess who's working at the Coastwatch Signal Tower on Monday?
  18. HMS Queen Elizabeth

    Portsmouth to Caen/Ouistreham - Caen/Ouistreham to Portsmouth Monday 20 November Caen - Portsmouth (was 0830, now 0930) We have just been informed by the Royal Navy that Portsmouth Harbour will be closing temporarily on Monday afternoon to allow for the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth. Your sailing will therefore depart at the later time of 09:30, arriving into Portsmouth at 14:50. Latest check-in will now be at 08:45. We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause and wish you a pleasant sailing. Monday 20 November Portsmouth - Caen (was 1445, now 1615) We have just been informed by the Royal Navy that Portsmouth Harbour will be closing temporarily on Monday afternoon to allow for the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth. Your sailing will therefore depart at the later time of 16:15, arriving into Ouistreham at 23:00. Latest check-in will now be at 15:30. We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause and wish you a pleasant sailing. Monday 20 November Caen - Portsmouth (was 2300, now 0030) We have just been informed by the Royal Navy that Portsmouth Harbour will be closing temporarily on Monday afternoon to allow for the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth. As a result of the sailings affected earlier in the day, your sailing will now depart at the later time of 00:30. Arrival into Portsmouth on Tuesday morning will remain unchanged at 06:45. Latest check-in will now be at 23:00. We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause and wish you a pleasant sailing. All other services are operating to schedule. And guess who’s booked on the overnight crossing back to Portsmouth on Monday evening ..... Chris
  19. HMS Queen Elizabeth

    She's due back in Portsmouth on Monday (weather permitting) between 1200 and 1400 with her commissioning set for the 7th December.
  20. SAILING UPDATES: 2017 Latest News

    'Etretat' has left Gdansk, and is now en route to Le Havre. Arrival on Monday morning at 08:00.
  21. BF Refits 2017-18

    'Etretat' has left Gdansk, and is now en route to Le Havre. Arrival on Monday morning at 08:00.
  22. Baie de Seine Seakeeping

    More like breaking
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  24. Brittany Ferries App - 'Snap & Sea'

    The fleet finder had better cover Gdansk!
  25. With the Snap & Sea Brittany Ferries App, discover Great Britain and Ireland in VO and Augmented Reality via the 2018 brochure which provides unpublished content (destination videos, animated and 3D maps ...). Download the application at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.emagine3d.brittanyferriescatalogue&hl=fr Hopefully it won't be too long before Brittany Ferries bring out a full App for booking sailings, fleet finder and timetables etc...
  26. Transat Jacques Verde Race

    Some photos from on board 'Baie de Seine' here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BrittanyFerriesShips/photos/?tab=album&album_id=844070072427808
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