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About richwarwicker

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  • Birthday 24/03/1988
  1. Cork to Santander route set to launch

    I’ve just looked at Etretat details online and it specifically says there is no kids play area or entertainment, presumably it’s now an area of bar seating as it was in the corner of the bar.
  2. Cork to Santander route set to launch

    When Etretat was Norman Voyager it had a kids play area, I have a photo of my daughter playing in it.
  3. French Speed Limit Changes

    It’s not just France which has bad drivers. I drive for work vehicles limited to 56mph and 1000-1500 miles a week, my speed limit is 50mph on single carriageways. The places people overtake me is deeply concerning and scary, and tailgating to the extent they disappear from my mirrors! The thing is though most of the time I catch them up later in traffic or junctions so nothing gained by their dangerous overtake. lack of police patrols I guess means they can fairly safely get away with it.
  4. Barfleur lengthening ?

    The mv Barfleur Wikipedia page was where I read it some time back. Probably should have verified it! I’ve just checked and it still says 19m.
  5. Barfleur lengthening ?

    She was lengthened by 19 metres during construction.
  6. The Cabs

    What brand? Probably manufactured abroad, and shipped To the uk. Mercedes and scania seem to have a good market share over here
  7. Apple card reader

    I’d be interested to know as well. I hadnt heard of these devices, but I have to fire up the dinosaur PC just for doing photos from my SD card (commented just to get notifications, sorry)
  8. Pont Aven

    One night in the last week, possibly Monday night (I did a late evening delivery near the hoe) Armorique was berthed bow first in Plymouth. I’m sure she is normally stern first?
  9. Pont Aven

    I was talking to someone on Saturday who went over on Pont Aven on Thursday and back or Armorique on Friday night, and apparently both had ‘issues’ with the hydraulics for the deck ramps. He suspected it to be an excuse for something else, or possibly unofficial action by the deck crews.
  10. Stowaways

    Some interesting figures in this article. http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/stowaways-who-hid-ferry-fridge-525581
  11. Ryanair problems

    Ryanair are to blame yes, but Brexit also contributed to their issues. New aviation rules introduced because of Brexit knocking out the old ones, for flying hours includes a 900 hours per calendar year limit. The calendar year limit has hit Ryanair, as they ran April to March under the previous rules which were hours per 12 month period. They have moved their holiday year to line with the calendar year from January 2018, to avoid falling foul. Another factor is Norwegian Air are opening a Dublin base, and have recruited 140 pilots from Ryanair. One can only assume offering better terms.
  12. Equity release - any opinions or experience

    For him... he'll have his money from his asset in the bank, rather than the property. If he needs home care at the moment, until the Tories implement their proposed new care bill, home care disregards property value when considering his contributions to care, but if the money is in the bank he'll have to pay. If he spends big and then needs care of any kind, the council might determine he's deliberately deprived his assets and capital, and he'd still have to pay for care, despite the money being gone. Maybe not appropriate but I'll put it Straight to the point, does he want to leave anything for his family? Equity release would deprive that. It can be a good option for elderly who don't want to leave for family or dont have family to leave for, as they can't take their money and assets to the grave so might as well live a good lifestyle and get things done.
  13. Pont Aven in the sun.

    I watched her arriving on Sunday from the Hoe. It appears some forum members were onboard as well as I have just seen a trip report!
  14. Roscoff to Spain?

    From memory cap finistere doesn't allow foot passengers to book online, the call centre can do it.
  15. Car sizes

    No Zafira Tourer. I've also a inherited BMW 118d, which I use for my 50 mile round commute as the insurance is lower than the fuel saving. The Zafira is required for getting the kids and stuff in. Pushchair doesn't even fit in the 1 series.