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  1. Hi, I'm running a Hyundai Ioniq PHEV as a fleet company car. Great car and I am really trying to be "green" and charging "on road" where possible. Regular charge at home but charging at public charge points (pumps) is so difficult and inconsistent - sometimes they work, sometimes not and if they do they can already be occupied as in motorway service areas for example. I'm running with 2 RFID cards and 5 apps at the moment to locate / use EV pumps. Driving EV's is great but there is a lot of work to go before its viable.
  2. Hi, I have just viewed the Estonia series on Discovery +. If you have an opportunity to see it do so. It’s one of the most compelling programmes to see to the end I have seen for a long time. RIP for those lost in the disaster
  3. Picture on BBC news for Cornwall https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-55487166 Apologies, I’ve just seen the previous post 🙁
  4. A couple of pics of the Burgundy laid up at Leith, Edinburgh. Looking in a sorry state- will she ever return to service?
  5. I have been checking out he Poole - Cherbourg timetable for a trip in April 2020 and there are no sailings between 22 and 30 April. I suspect there must be an obvious reason for this and I've missed it. I cant see Barfleur on any other timetable.
  6. Here’s a link for a viewing https://www.tvadvertmusic.com/renault-clio-advert-singer-wonderwall/
  7. Anyone had a try at booking Poole - Cherbourg beyond 21 April 2020. No dates are showing after that. I've tried Portsmouth - Caen for 19th outbound and 26th April return and its telling me the booking cannot be made on line. Is it me, the computer or a generic thing. Ps A great reply for the tweet https://twitter.com/BrittanyFerries/status/1185205133954764802?s=20 😊👍
  8. As BF have taken a lot of flack of late over the Pont saga I thought I would just add a little voyage / trip report that might address some of the balance. Mrs D and I have just had our annual French motorcycle holiday which we booked (with the exception of just one night) with BF using the hotels from their data base. We have used the booking service previously for gites etc but this was a first for a motorcycle holiday having previously used the Eastern Channel routes which fitted in with our itinerary better. From the initial enquiries regarding availability of crossings and hotels the responses from all at BF have been excellent. As per normal we chose Barfleur for the crossings, Poole being much more convenient for us than any other options. Outbound was on the 0830 Wednesday 28th departure and loading was very quick. There were three other bikes as well as ours and we were first on. The deck staff were great and soon had the bikes secure. We took the option of a cabin so we could leave our kit if the crossing was busy. As it was there was plenty of room on deck 7 so we secured a nice double table and window seat. The mezzanine deck was in use but didn’t look particularly full. On board catering staff were friendly and polite with the usual Barfleur food choices and drinks. Compared to DFDS I think BF offer better value. Arrival at Cherbourg was bang on time and unloading was fairly quick. We were ushered through the French border controls and into the first night hotel in Cherbourg by 1430. One of the requirements for all the hotels was secure parking for the motorcycle – we chose the following hotels which met all our expectations. Hotel Le Louvre @ Cherbourg Hotel Adagio @ Saumur Hotel Le Champlain @ La Rochelle Hotel Le Plantagenet @ Chinon To their credit all provided excellent breakfast, ideally situated and with friendly staff. During the trip we visited Oradour Sur Glane – there is little you can say............. Our return trip was 0845 from Cherbourg on Sunday 8th, Barfleur was very lightly loaded, I counted just 40 vehicles on deck 5 and there didn’t appear to be a lot of freight waiting for loading either. The crossing was uneventful and in both directions our cabin on deck 6 was clean and appeared well maintained. Arrival at Poole was on schedule but even with the light loading it took us nearly 30 minutes to clear Border Control and leave the port. So overall a great holiday thanks to BF and all the staff we met were friendly, approachable and efficient. Value for money compared to making our own arrangements was very good with much of the pre trip work being done for us.
  9. I do hope that they ensure that only those passengers that paid for the upgrade are the only ones to use it. When we used it last year it was more like a creche, similar comments when returning on Normandie. In fact a very nice couple who had reserved seats got in an argument with (I assume) the mother of some unruly children who were climbing all over the seats and making enough noise for a dozen children. She obviously hadn't paid the upgrade fare and her comment : if you dont like it go somewhere else Passengers just wandered in and out and selected whatever seats they wanted without any consideration for passengers who had paid the reserved premium. I queried this with BF Customer Service on my return and was told that if I went to Customer Service on board and told them who shouldn't be in there they would sort it out. I didnt think that job was included within my ticket price !!
  10. Thats brilliant and it really gets the message over
  11. I will try and get some passenger numbers or at least an idea of possible loading's on Saturday. Its been two years since we were last went on Barfleur so it will be good to get another trip done Coming back on Normandie in two weeks time so quite a comparison
  12. Apologies for the spelling, spell check let me down !!
  13. Apologies if this has been covered before, Ive trie seacrhing but cant find the answer Is Barfleur currently running on her full capacity or is it reduced. I can remember something about this when she returned from Dover a few years back We are outbound on Saturday next so heres hoping for some improved weather !! Thank you
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