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  1. Take it slow and stop en route. Discover new areas of France. We had to do this once and found the Marais Poiteven. Have been back many times since.
  2. Only if a few nore people read it😋
  3. I call it Walt Disney butter.
  4. Time was when there was no passport checks on arrival in Roscoff but you did get a free bottle of Orangina. I preferred it that way.
  5. Not me on twitter. The problem at Plymouth is made worse by the position on the booths between a high wall and high buildings. My sailing was no where near full and the delay was what we expect with a full ship. What it will be like in summer with full sailings I dread to think. (on a separate issue I wonder why Border Force use slow scanners when the data on the passport can be captured by a camera in 1/2000ths of a second?)
  6. Coming back through Plymouth the other night the traffic was very slow going through immigration. A man was holding up the traffic and only allowing cars to proceed to the available cabin when the previous vehicle was well clear. Turns out the reason was Health and Safety. The workers in the cabins were exposed to high levels of air pollution with the cars waiting close to them. Just another irritating delay.
  7. Mass protest at Millbay Docks😄 https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/local-news/brexit-ferry-protest-plymouth-no-2677855
  8. I can recommend the Alembic Bar. Very friendly for an early evening drink.
  9. I think you will find that the greatest danger on holiday is a road traffic accident. Especially not looking when crossing the road. Its even true in places like Mexico and Guatemala.
  10. The hire company have your Credit card details and pay the fine for you.
  11. I used to know a court interpreter in France. She said it was the defendant who had to pay her.
  12. They must be very busy. I too got a ticket last week. The payment system is very sophisticated. Switched to English as soon as I typed the numbers in.
  13. Which is disproved by the xmas and half term sailings! If the port of Plymouth was good enough in Francis Drake's day I'm sure its good enough for BF. I have seen Armorique take on a pilot even on perfectly calm days. There are very good reasons why BF are wary when Navy ships are moving about. The navy have a security distance and are not very good at steering.
  14. I'm well over 20 years and yet to get anything.
  15. The hot food is nearly always overcooked and very dry. Have they ever changed the salad selection since the 1970s? The same large prawns over and over and over again. I used to like the Val de Loire with some of the Basque dishes on the restaurant menu. I especially liked something called 'pudding' which was like a very light savoury mouse with often a fish or seafood base.
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