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  1. Cabin-boy

    Portugal route?

    Simon Calder has now spotted the opportunity. Is this good or had news? https://twitter.com/SimonCalder/status/1392441459983405057?s=20 Ed
  2. Cabin-boy

    Portugal route?

    As long as they don't stop in Brest otherwise he will have to do 7 days quarantine in France and another 10 when he gets home. Ed
  3. Cabin-boy

    Portugal route?

    I seem to remember Whghtlink had the use of a temporary linkspan in (perhaps) Lymington (or Yarmouth) when their usual berth was being upgraded. Such structures do seem to exist for larger vessels and MacGregor make and sell them. Are they available to rent? Ed
  4. Cabin-boy

    Portugal route?

    True. But in this case does the Cap (Finistere) fit? Ed
  5. Cabin-boy

    Portugal route?

    Let's hope BF have. Ed
  6. Cabin-boy

    Portugal route?

    Oh yee of little fez. Ed
  7. Cabin-boy

    Portugal route?

    Because they would be better off flying to Porto, Lisbon or Faro directly and then taking advantage of the onward public transport options available. Ed
  8. Cabin-boy

    Portugal route?

    If they do a passenger only service they may not need a ferry. Ed
  9. But wouldn't you have preferred that 'good service' on the original crossing? Ed
  10. Cabin-boy

    Portugal route?

    Try this. At 1 minute 33 seconds in. If they time it right with the tides maybe it would work. There is another option at 1 m 57 s. And a much better view of option 1 at 3m 04s. https://www.google.com/search?q=youtube+porto+de+leixoes+portugal&oq=youtube+porto+de+leix&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j33l3.18431j0j4&client=ms-android-samsung-ga-rev1&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8# Ed
  11. Cabin-boy

    Portugal route?

    I'm pretty sure it's a ramp of some sort. They clearly load/unload wind turbine components at the quay. I'll try and get an image on StreetView. Ed
  12. Cabin-boy

    Portugal route?

    Is this not a possibility? Dropped pin https://maps.app.goo.gl/agACEWofjA9EP1k56 Ed
  13. Wasn't she built by FSG? Do you think their after-sales hotline is still working? Ed
  14. Since our children have reached the age where we no longer need to transport special equipment or excessive quantities of spare clothes etc., we have been inclined to fly whenever possible to maximize the time at the destination, reduce wear on our cars and travel further afield than before. We flew from Nantes to Nice last summer and had another flight booked for April/May this year which was obviously cancelled. If we decide to reorganize that abandoned holiday for October it's likely we'll fly again, or perhaps take the train. Ed
  15. I doubt there are any if Guernsey wants to keep going with its no-visitor-except-returning-residents policy. Ed
  16. If we are doing fortuitous name combinations, I've just found out (rather pleasingly) that Kier Starmer's parents decided the most appropriate middle name for him was Rodney. I doubt they chose it as a tribute to the Royal Naval ship of the same name but, as she was instrumental in the sinking of a much admired/much hated (delete as applicable) symbol of power, anything's possible. Ed
  17. Damn auto-correct again. Thanks. The offending phone will be taken out and flogged. Ed
  18. There are many which will do the antigen test for you (I had one back in February) but I'm not sure they will do anything more complex. My wife now has a pack of 5 home tests as a teacher but doesn't want to use them. She's supposed to use 2 per week but I suspect we'll end up with a large stock of unused tests between now and the end of term. Her logic seems to be if she can smell the 'Conte' cheese we have in the fridge then she hasn't got COVID. Ed
  19. For now yes, it would seem. On Friday some of the same boats were joined by others for a second protest in the Bay of St Brieuc against the building of an offshore wind farm. The images of them circling a massive jack-up barge were quite impressive https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.letelegramme.fr/_amp/542/12746542.php&ved=2ahUKEwigm9f267vwAhVU8eAKHWqtBO8QFjACegQICBAC&usg=AOvVaw1VXiQdQaf8Uben0U8_1oTP&ampcf=1 Ed
  20. A photo of an intimate part of your anatomy on the home screen should suffice. You can then reveal it's you if required without needing to remove your mask. This works fine (I'm led to believe) unless you have sent the same photo to others of course. Ed
  21. In addition to my LD Lines magnets (above) I have just come across three boxes of matches picked up on the company's ships. I've no idea where or why they were being given out. Ed
  22. Quite, when a large number of travellers will be those going to their second homes for up to 6 months. Therefore the outbound trip will present no issues as long as the border between Spain and Portugal is open. By the time those people think about coming home, hopefully the situation will be much improved. Ed
  23. The shortest route from Santander to the border is around 500 kms and 4.5 hours. That's doable without the need to stop for fuel if you arrive with a full tank but a short break to change drivers/walk a dog could be allowed. Last year there were similar rules I think whereby you could do a trip as long as you didn't interact with any local people. Ed
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