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About KeynshamKid

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  • Birthday 22/07/46
  1. Stowaways

    Having recently returned to the UK via Cherbourg would like to point out that on our sailing nobody were being checked by Customs in fact other than a glance at the passports by the Border police there were nobody around took us a lot longer to get through Poole as they were scanning the passports
  2. Boarding Times on the Bretagne

    Question If you have early boarding could you possibly i of the last off at the other end?
  3. SAILING UPDATES: 2017 Latest News

    Hi Trun, We were on the same sailing and I raised the point about having to turn round on the car deck, had a reply from cabin boy who suggested that they might have had a oversize load on the morning run that would not fit through the bow doors and once in Cherbourg could not be bothered to turn the ship. Agree onboard checks were a lot tighter including marking the boarding cards which made up for the total lack of interest by the French Border Force
  4. Unexplained question

    Had a unique experience on Saturdays Barfleur evening crossing, entered via the stern and then had to turn round on the car deck to exit by the stern in Poole which is normal, 1st time I have had to do this and have been traveling this route since 2007 I asked various crew members if there was a problem with the bow doors but they all denied it with the Gallic shrug. My question is were they being economical with the truth? As a aside it was highly amusing watching drivers reactions on having to do a U turn on the car deck and then trying to reverse in a straight line (not many could) Does anybody out there know the real reason
  5. NORMANDIE mini cruise

    Must echo the comments by Paully that your English is superior to our command of French. Happy Birthday and glad you and your family had a good day
  6. Thanks for the report, nice to see areas that we have not been to and add to the bucket list
  7. HMS Queen Elizabeth

    Webcams for me as well what a awesome sight just wish we had some aircraft for her but the piggybank is empty
  8. Passport Chaos Ahead?

    Is there any indication that the increase in Passport checking that is blighting air travel will work it's way down to Ferry travel. Will we need to turn up hours early to get through Passport control on the way back to the U.K.
  9. Photos by Clive Eardley

    Welcome Clive and thank you for the photos look forward to seeing more
  10. Deposit increase from £35 to £40

    £5 increase is not much in the grand scheme of things, if you are booking a rental the deposit is a lot more than that. With B.F. they e-mail when they are going to take the balance and then send a second 1 to thank me for the payment know where I am at all times
  11. Barfleur's new seating area

    Fine for a day crossing, but I would not like to use them for a night crossing as they are quite firm and narrow.
  12. Your Favourite BF Ship Name Destination

    Barfleur for me as other than the fastcats is the only 1 have traveled on. For what I want i.e. Poole/Cherbourg copes very well
  13. Car sizes

    Panic ye not straightfeed I drive a 1 litre Ford Grand C-Max and also get lumped in with the gas guzzling monster people movers, does some what infuriate me a my car is smaller than a moderate size estate car and certainly less polluting. But heyho put up and shut up
  14. Trip to the Ecrehous islands

    Nice to read a report of a trip to Jersey with no mention of the German occupation
  15. Budget hotels .

    Have always found B+B Hotels in France good value and clean also near to the holiday routes. They also take dogs for about 4 Euros a night