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  1. Hi, Welcome. Years ago I found that booking "disabled" rather screwed us for amending things on line. So I booked a non disabled ticket (allowing me greater flexibility. Then nearer the time I ring up asking to be put nearer the lifts. Fine, "see what they can do etc "but cant be certain we will get near the lifts they warn. Never had a problem, always helped by the loading staff. Ringing up is a bit of a non existant pastime at the mo until all this covid thing passes. We dont bother with a "disabled" ticket now. We cope ok.
  2. There must be someone who knows the latest requirements! BF could send a runner over to the the little immigration cabins and ask Pierre or Bob what the latest ill thought out scheme respective Governments have told them to work to for the day. Get on the blower to Roscoff etc, swap the news. Sorted! Bish Bosh. D I Law and I try to out do each other in "knowing" what the latest garbage is from respective governments are only to trump each other with newer news. Great fun.
  3. When ID cards came in at work (maybe the '70's) the less responsible of us had great delight in knifing down one edge of the ID pass and inserting any old photo. Your pet dog was popular and so was Danny le rue in drag! Happy daze Stu
  4. One car only on the drive now plus I use all the old car batteries we went through that had lost cranking power but very suitable for solar storage on simple things like lighting sheds, garages, garden buildings, security etc. Never throw my old car batteries away. Some are 10 years old. Shocked at the piles of "dead" batteries I see at garages. Another thing is the push to have smart meters. Smart people are all that is needed. In a few years someone has got the take a pic of old outdated Smart Meters being trashed for recycling. The push for selling EV's should be less about the car but more about how smart we may be in our choices.
  5. Yeh Terry. Thanks due as well. We're are in the same boat (sorry). Down here in the Plymouth we have lost Armorique in exchange for PA. At best ,in non covid times the unholy scramble for breakfast always resulted in a race around the selfservice cafe and off to the cabin with our £8 allowance in whatever I could grab. Hardly luxury travel. Add the testing and costs and its all a no brainer.
  6. I have a car insurance certificate that as far as I can see has all the requirements of a "Green Card" clearly printed on the back (0bverse?). Get a letter from the insurer that I need to apply for a Green Card before departure stating departure and return dates now. Now, the EU or is it the Daily Mail have decided we don't need them. But have the French Government ratified the EU agreement? With the cost of testing, continual updating of BF sailings, trying to follow what the hell each UK gov plan is and what daft name they use(are we going from a "road map "to a "footpath "policy on the 9th or is it the 23rd?) Who cares anymore? Our local market has a sign saying one customer only OR one "double bubble". This is madness. We really have to get out of this mess and get back to a better life.
  7. Some time ago now but I remember the runway at At Marys had a nasty upward slope at the threshold. Nearly caught me out to use full power to land as I was flying a heavily loaded, oldish, underpowered plane hired by my friend. Wife said I looked very serious!
  8. Best side of Pont Aven - Can't resist,sorry. The stern when its leaving Plymouth! It is too big for Plymouth. Takes ages to load and unload at tiny Plymouth. I once asked a Pont staff member where cabin xxxx was to be told "Don't know that one, I'll ask another staff member". We love the little Armorique and a Club cabin with a window . Bish Bosh Roscoff. Sorry, on a high at the moment as No2 Son, lovely wife and daughter due this week after not seeing them for 18 months. Have a great day. SFD
  9. Why not use the press for advertising? Perish the thought. I'm sure some Jurno would take a bung or two or even a free holiday. We used to fly travel agent staff for long weekend free bees to Florida. Bet they didn't stop talking about it to customers in their in their shop. SFD
  10. Crikey, that sounds dynamic! After 30 years of flogging around the earth at the front end of a big jet, I retired. Tried a winter or two in the Canaries. Its Tui, Squesy jet, and God forbid Ryan air. Our choices became rather limited until wife suggested theres a ferry down the road that goes to France. So off we go. Boy that was easy. We were hooked. Why on earth is the company not advertised a lot more with pictures of Capt and crew welcoming the public, boasting about their history. They should be accelerating out of the bend now and putting it about everywhere. Dont advertise much do they? SFD
  11. If its one thing I learnt over the years using the Plymouth-Roscoff route is that once I thought I have this travelling lark sussed things change again. 1. I used to think a cabin with a bunk was ok. Increasing age has told me to change that. 2.The overnight Ply-Ros takes ages. It wanders down along the Cornish coast for hours before setting off south. If you dont sleep well you feel awful in the morning for the drive south. Now changed to one a week day crossing arrive too late to drive or 6 a week overnight. 3. Return is planned as a pleasant short crossing but arrives late evening and with a drive north up the A38 with no street lighting Not pleasant in the rain I can tell you. If its the PA and its full and raining ,exiting Milbay is not one of lifes pleasures. 4. The early morning Ros departure looks ok but its a very early start for us. But we've been twice nearly caught out by very dense fog up in the hills of the Armorique national park. Even road works diversion in a forest at 4 in the morning. So what I'm trying to say Ken is that there are so many variables apart from the question "Day or Night ferry?" Except its a Club cabin every time on the Armorique for us.
  12. I am so cleaver I got a huge reduction plus an Amazon voucher by changing companies. Yep, the old insurance had the green card info on the policy back. Thats stuffed me then. I'm told its all changed as we've now left the EU. Time will tell.
  13. The car insurance GREEN CARD is back. Car insurance company tells me I must apply for a green card for each trip to France. Give at least 21 days notice! Can issue an "emergency " card if I leave less than 21 days. When will I be coming back? When I want says I. "we need a date" say them. Off to get some travellers cheques and a postal order for 10 shillings. Check all my jabs for yellow fever are up to date and see if the bank manager can approve me taking £20 out of the country by stamping my passport. The sixties were great times. Anyone got you know whose mobile number?
  14. We feel honoured to have you Mark! Devon is looking beautiful this spring. When this all kicked off my wife and I felt really lost without our frequent summer trips to Brittany. Then we realised that we had rather neglected our Devon home and roots. The old house and garden are looking good now, the hedges are all trimmed over Dartmoor. The 2 delis and the artisan baker in the local town are doing a roaring trade along with the dentist! The coffee shop in the old library is overflowing into the car park serving drinks. Hanging baskets next. I'm afraid to say we are now of the mind that we don't need France at the moment. Devon is not second best by any means folks. We await the winter when as loyal BF customers they drop us off the map and Arm seeks busier work away from Ply for 4 (or 5) months. The log store is full. The "positives" per 100K in France haven't gone down steady enough for us to even think of France. Still got a July/Aug booking but only really to check if all is ok with our place in Brittany. Toodle pip
  15. Not on now. Loadsa houses. Our friends have a house on "Runway Road". The road name shows imagination, not!
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