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  1. The Oresund bridge though is not to the same scale (7.8km) - nor does it go all the way across, as it dives down into a 4km long tunnel en-route.
  2. SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    I've posted in the refits thread - but looks like she's off to have this fixed at dry-dock in March.
  3. BF Refits 2017-18

    I'm led to understand Normandie will be getting a dry-dock in March for repairs to her bow-thruster. Armorique will provide cover on the Caen route, and Bretagne stands to be re-activated early to provide coverage on Plymouth <> Roscoff.
  4. £35 Deposit

    Maybe they did! I will leave it in Andy's capable hands to sort.
  5. £35 Deposit

    Alas, as Andy says, we don't have control over the content - those ads are fed by BF. If we had control, I suspect Andy would still be displaying the VDL
  6. Cork to Santander route set to launch

    I'd heard a rumour there was an update to be done a little while ago... hopefully we might see something before too long.
  7. Condor Ferries - Website

    Aren't their timetables only advisory anyway?
  8. Halfords equivalent in France & Spain?

    The chains suggested by Ed are what you're looking for and are more akin to a KwikFit or similar. Most larger supermarkets/hypermarkets will sell common parts and spares if you are happy to fit them yourself. I've also found they are, more than often, very keen to take right hand drive cars for a 'test drive'... even if they've only changed the headlamp bulb (It's also greatly amusing to watch one of our continental cousins get as far as sitting in the passenger seat before realising the steering wheel is on the other side)
  9. Halfords equivalent in France & Spain?

    You'll only get those if someone quotes your original post, as Jonno rightly says. They also won't be by e-mail, there will be a red marker by the bell icon (top right) when you login or if you're on the site at the time a reply is posted a message will appear on your screen.
  10. Cork to Santander route set to launch

    Normandie Express was British crewed (by Northern Marine - part of Stena) for her first season, with BF providing the hospitality staff. BF took things fully in-house for the second season and beyond.
  11. Cork to Santander route set to launch

    What's not clear at this stage is what kind of chartering agreement has been reached with Stena - and whether we're likely to see a significant refit or just a minimal re-badging exercise. It could be that Stena even supply a (non-French) crew either full or partial.
  12. Cork to Santander route set to launch

    There is a second, 'Irish' press release which contains the following (full document as an attachment) "A new ship will be chartered to serve the route to Spain, and to deliver an additional weekly return-sailing from Cork to Roscoff. To be called Connemara, she will follow the successful économie model that the company has established on services from the UK to France & Spain. As well as opening a new route Connemara will add much needed capacity to the company’s existing line to France, creating more opportunities for short breaks." 16-01-18 Irl final - BRITTANY FERRIES CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH LAUNCH OF NEW DIRECT IRELAND TO SPAIN ROUTE IN 2018.pdf
  13. Cork to Santander route set to launch

    From what I gather there will be an additional Cork-Roscoff sailing... it will allow for a crew change (?) and also provide the opportunity for short breaks from Ireland. So the Connemara will do Roscoff > Cork > Santander > Cork > Santander > Cork > Roscoff
  14. Cork to Santander route set to launch

    Oooops - clearly it's time for a coffee!
  15. BFE Users

    Alas I can only pull stats by day and can confirm it wasn't the busiest day we've had - but still good to see people online and using the site Currently we're averaging about 60 members signing in each day, and 500 different guests browsing at some point.