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  1. I think the paper timetables have been dropped. They have always been available in the terminal at Plymouth and on the information desk on board the Armorique, but I haven't seen any at all this year
  2. It's being reported that the law requiring breathalysers to be carried in a car in France is to be scrapped. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/35379/breathalysers-compulsory-france I'm pretty sure I haven't seen any for sale in France over the last couple of years or so, in the early days when the requirement first came in, they were usually sold near to the tills in supermarkets and one of the french motoring magazines would give them away free with an issue of the magazine. I think the ones I've got in the car are probably out of date anyway.
  3. According the BF sailings update page, this afternoons crossing from Roscoff is scheduled to leave early, getting in to Plymouth before the Pont arrives. Presemably, then, she will vacate the berth and then return to do tomorrow mornings sailing. Edit: Just seen this has been posted on the 'Sailing Updates' thread
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    New Look Revealed

    Everything at Plymouth now appears to have been upgraded to the new logo - signs on the exterior of the terminal building, check in booths, gantry signs, 'thank you for travelling' sign at the exit of the port and even their electric Renault Kangoo quayside van.
  5. Mind you, at least they published a picture of the correct ship.
  6. Exeter Street between Charles Church and Royal Parade is closed, and there are nasty roadworks at the Charles Church roundabout. Even BF have highlighted the Plymouth roadworks on the sailing updates page and suggest coming in on the A386 - stay on the A38 until the Manadon junction, and the port is signposted from there. Edit - just noticed that you're not sailing until 1st September. Not sure if the roadworks will be clear by then, but something to bear in mind.
  7. This is usual, there are normally some overnighters from Roscoff for a few weeks once the sailings restart in mid February, until the spring schedules start
  8. No, I was going to ask the question anyway,..!!
  9. Cap Finistere on her once a year visit to Plymouth
  10. It was, hence why I put 'period of the 10th anniversary'. 31st January was the first time she arrived in Plymouth for, I assume, berthing trials.
  11. We are entering the period of the 10th anniversary of the Armorique entering service. Today marks 10 years since her first visit to Plymouth. It was quite low key, though, arriving early on a damp morning, I was there by 8.00am and she was already berthed up. However, since then, I think it's agreed she's been a very versatile member of the fleet, having visited almost every BF port during winter cover, with no mechanical issues that I can think of. Although she perhaps has a slightly easier life than some of the other ships, with a few hours berthed in Roscoff most days, she generally still looks fresh internally,
  12. It appears to be a recent addition showing the make & model. My booking in October didn't show it, yet by Christmas, it was there.
  13. You had me worried for a minute, the change was announced on Friday (I think) and I thought it was a further change...!!
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