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Malc

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  • Birthday 14/04/46
  1. From Scotland to Plymouth

    That's the problem with Plymouth compared with Portsmouth, especially with towing a caravan: the last few miles after turning off the A38 towards the ferry terminal and arriving off the ferry from Santander at 4.15 on a Thursday afternoon into horrendous traffic heading towards Exeter.
  2. Pont Aven Timetable in August

    Departure of the PA for its weekly departure to Santander from Plymouth in August is slipped half an hour from its normal schedule. Anyone know why?
  3. Is it Worth It?

    I've done this on Bretagne in Les Abers with the £7.90 pp Club Voyage Breakfast Allowance instead of the in de-luxe cabin Continental offering. On Pont Aven however in Le Flora they were insisting on full breakfast only, so had to go 'down market' to the self service instead. Will try again on PA when we travel again in April!
  4. St Malo schedulling

    Was there not a St Malo to Poole night service at some time?
  5. SAILING UPDATES: 2016 Latest News

    AIS showing CF out of dry dock and moving from shipyard .
  6. SAILING UPDATES: 2016 Latest News

    Could be. Coming back on the PA into Plymouth a couple of weeks ago there were 8 or 10 non-BF workmen scurrying about inside the funnel area. Couldn't believe how much new pipework there is up there now. It appears to be a very complex installation, well hidden behind the latticework. No wonder it is so big.
  7. SAILING UPDATES: 2016 Latest News

    Anyone know what the 'technical issue' is?
  8. Front windows of Le Café
  9. Booking with Avios

    Book through Avios. They will advise what your Avios are worth and if there is anything extra to pay. I don't think that any Voyage Club discounts can be applied if you use Avios.
  10. Cap Calls in at Brest

    Cap called in at Brest this morning, not Roscoff on way to Bilbao. Anyone know why?
  11. Cap's Vehicle Decks

    Been on Desk 6 and on Deck 2 (twice) in Freelander without caravan and on Deck 5 with caravan.
  12. Pont Aven Early Boarding

    Looking at the timetables, On Thursdays PA arrives from Spain at 16:15, and leaves for Roscoff at 20:45 - 4 1/2 hours layover. On Tuesdays, Arrives from Spain at 14:15 and leaves at 17:15 - 3 hours layover. A big difference! 50% longer in Plymouth.
  13. Car alarms

    Why can't there be some uniformity? My Freelander locks on the first press, the second deadlocks and sets the alarm. So on-board remember to press only once!
  14. Deluxe Cabins on Pont Aven

    No, it is smaller than the Commodore. Commodore has 2 singles, a divider then the sofa bed. De-Luxe has 2 singles and a sofa bed but also a drop-down bed above one of the singles. De-luxe can sleep 4, Commodore 3. The accommodation pictures on the BF web-site and the PA Ship Guide help. Commodore are the rear outside cabins on Deck 8. Then the De-Luxe outside cabins before the shops.
  15. Bilbao Port Overnight

    Slept on the quay on Monday night. BF has a check-in booth open from 4 to 7pm on Mondays to allow access to the car lanes for the Tuesday 10:30am CF sailing. There were 10 caravans, 6 motor-homes, a car and 2 motor bikes with 3 trucks checked in. A very convivial evening was had! The bikers slept on the tarmac beside their machines! The cafe was open from about 7:30. I was asleep long before it closed.
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