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Paul W. H

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  • Birthday 05/12/49
  1. Car sizes

    I'm the wrong side of 67 and have been around long enough to know that Experts can't agree, The Men in suits are only after your money and the Politicians (All flavours) tell lies. I have just purchased a 5 month old Ford Edge Sport Auto which is powered by a twin turbo 2.0l diesel engine, the emissions are low, the MPG is reasonable and next years Road Fund Licence is low and it has an 18,000 mile service period. I think it is the older diesels (4 years +) and those doing "short" runs that are causing these worries.
  2. Car sizes

    You may be right, but, I cannot see the day when Agricultural Vehicles, Heavy Goods Vehicles & Light Goods Vehicles are being powered by petrol engines, to my mind the humble motor car/bike represents a very small source of pollution when you add aircraft and shipping into the above mix. Surely you sort the biggest polluters out first then move on to the next.
  3. Car sizes

    No problem. I don't think it is the wheelchair users themselves trying to get to the front, it the "Politically Correct", "Jobsworths" & "Do Gooders" that want them out the way together to make life easier for "THEM".
  4. Car sizes

    That could be you one day. Paul W. H (Blue Badge Holder)
  5. Card surcharges.

    Lets hope they can sort out the other issue of "Postage & Packing" charges or will these increase to cover the Credit Card "Loss".
  6. Car sizes

    In a nut shell "No" as disabled people fall into many categories, some need wheelchair access, some just need a lift, some need space to get out of their car etc. If you need a Disabled Cabin that is a different question.
  7. Car sizes

    Add to the mix that has already been discussed above, the disabled, who can arrive in a variety of vehicles that all need to be parked near a lift so this will also affect the loading and this cannot always be pre-planed as Brittany Ferries will be unaware until check-in that this service is required.
  8. No Christmas/New year cruises this year.

    Dublin, Lisbon, Irish Sea, Bay of Biscay, not for me on a full stomach in the middle of winter. It's a Shame, enjoyed Rouen and Antwerp over the years on Bretagne and Pont Aven.
  9. New Opportunities

    Yes agree, but, when Operation Stack is "ON" very many trucks, vans and cars use the M2 and the A229 to avoid the M20 and try to pass the hold ups to get to the front.
  10. Caen/Bayeux -your favourite sights?

    In my opinion with 2 days I would use this time to do a "reccy" and collect information brochures and then go home study what you have collected in conjunction with the Internet then plan objective trips over a long period (of years). There is so much to see. My wife and I have spent 2-3 weeks a year over 12 years doing this (stopped due to illness in 2014) and still have not seen it all. It can become a obsession, D-Day Beaches, "Market Garden", Bastogne etc.
  11. 2016/17 New Year's Cruise

    For my last trip Including Club Cabin (4 berth for 2 people) Gala Dinner and on-board parking but excluding coach trip to Honfleur/Paris/Bruges it works out about £100.00 per person per night PLUS food & drinks
  12. I am over 6ft tall and a large bloke and one area I would like to see improved is the amount of space they allow each car to be able to get out/in safely/comfortably on busy crossings. You often see parents with young children really struggling trying to get their children and associated "junk" out of their cars. Perhaps dedicated parking areas for "Parent & Child" and "Blue Badge" holders.
  13. 2016/17 New Year's Cruise

    If PIP was FREE over the Festive Period I believe that most people would still park on-board just for the pure convenience, I do.
  14. 2016/17 New Year's Cruise

    Neil enter "49.44379 1.05655" into Google Earth, not far from the centre, but as far as you can go with a ship the size of the Pont Aven.
  15. 2016/17 New Year's Cruise

    My wife and I have done half a dozen or so of these Festive (Christmas & New Year) Trips to Rouen & Antwerp (not brave enough for Santander) and the only criticism is that the cabins (we have always had a 4 berth Club for 2 people) are too small and the beds too uncomfortable for more than 3 nights.