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  1. Aphrodite

    Brexit effect on BF

    Why not Paully? The consumer will pay for the additional cost. Sadly this ruins my plans for a small import/export business taking my own boat from Plymouth to Roscoff twice a week to supply essentials to friends and family.
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    Guesstimate of freight rates, anyone?

    Why not contact BF? You won't need to guess then.
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    BF Contact for a ship visit

    Thanks for all the comments, tips and advice. I'll drop the company an email. This would be a formal visit for the engineering institute I am member of, the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
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    BF Contact for a ship visit

    Hello Does anybody know if BF allow visits/tours of the ships in Plymouth? If so who to contact. Thanks
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    New Border control technology

    They have been doing this in Plymouth for the last five years. I suspect it reads the chip rather then the numbers.
  6. We do miss the days before Armorique joined the fleet then you could board and have a decent lunch, bottle of wine, and enjoy the passage. This new fangled cafe is nowhere near as good. I know the Pont Aven still offers this service, but her sailing times don't fit our holiday plans.
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    Cabin Cleaning

    It must be different on the Plymouth/Roscoff run as soon as we are out of the cabin, about 30 minutes before arrival the crew are stripping bedding and getting the clean stuff up from stores. We usually go down to the seventh deck and look out on the approach to the terminal. I keep asking how they have such fine control over such a big ship as she comes alongside.
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    Best Excuse Ever

    I have to admit that I delayed a sailing of the Armorique by some 15 minutes about 10 years ago. I had some kitchen knives in the luggage and they were deemed offensive weapons by security. The knives were collected by the crew and returned at Roscoff. On our return journey I handed them into check-in at Roscoff. I have never travelled with kitchen knives since and the set supplied in the apartment we rent are rubbish. Today they would be confiscated.
  9. We departed by 1700, never seen such a fast turn round arrived in Plymouth at 2130 exactly. One advantage of having everybody through customs to start with.
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    Sunday lunch on Pont Aven

    My French is hopeless.
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    Pont-Aven possible sea search

    We were on the Finistère coast that weekend before crossing back to Plymouth. The weather for the previous two weeks had been fabulous. The anticyclone that cause all that wind and waves arrived pretty quickly. That far west in la Manche means that distances between safe havens can be very far and the maximum speed a boat of that length can go is about 5 knots (5.75 mph). The Pont- Aven did what every ship would do render assistance. The crossing back to Plymouth on the Amorique (29/07) was quite enjoyable says small boat sailor.
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    Sunday lunch on Pont Aven

    Sadly, we rarely get to sail on the Pont Aven and dine in La Flora. We miss a restaurant on the Armorique, the usual boat we get to France. Getting onboard and sitting down to a excellent meal and a bottle of wine was a fabulous way to start the holiday.
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    Plymouth - Roscoff disadvantaged again

    What ships were being used? Armorique is a lot bigger than the older ships.
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    Annoying music on Armorique

    Can't say I've noticed the music. Had the odd Barber Shop quartet singing and a Pipe Band.
  15. Hello, first posting here. We were on the 1630 sailing from Roscoff to Plymouth and after the text messages advising us that the boat was running late were amazed at how quickly she was turned round. As foot passengers we were guided onto the car deck and between stepping aboard and reaching the lifts the ramp was up. On arrival at our cabin we were already underway arriving back in Plymouth bang on time. Well done for a slick, if slightly bumpy crossing.