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  1. daves_pad!

    BF bear bothered by ban!

    April Fools...
  2. Although its not #TBT... I Just found this vintage pic of the Roscoff terminal, dating from the early years. i think there are still a few features visible in Roscoff today (the building on the left used by the Roscoff cleaners) i
  3. For anyone who gets the CV newsletter, they would see artist impressions of what the new cabins etc will looks like.... She certainly looks like an impressive ship!
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    BF Refits 2017-18

    I think she’s just had a fresh coat of paint & the scraping off the rust streaks & Algae. She looks good though!
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    BF Refits 2017-18

    Yes, she is just passing Esjberg now - she’d skip past that pretty quick knowing what happens there...😉 👀 oh look, Quick, don’t miss it.... she’s turning to starboard 😲?!! Is it not going to get somewhat tedious hearing about every passing moment of Barfleur’s transit..... I know for some reason, this ship is somewhat special to some on here - Not that I’m criticising in any way... None the less, let’s hope she gets to the yard safe & some good work is done on her, Maybe the “B” word will me muted while out of service, somehow I doubt it!😆 😂
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    PHC Open Evening

    He is still very much involved in BF,part of the board of the pensions fund...
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    BF Refits 2017-18

    In the 70’s/80’s.... If my parents were telling the truth... - There use to be a weekly (only southbound) Portsmouth - Roscoff route Option... This would have been ideal for me as I now live nearer Portsmouth & i have a second property in Finistère - That would have been perfect for me.... > If only that option was available now
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    Club Plus Armorique

    If it’s the same video I’ve seen, I think the bed is a single bed, it’s just “made up” to look like a double - With 2 (small) pillows side by side. I’m pretty sure over the years I must have had all of Armorique’s ‘Club+’ cabins!
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    Condor Ferries - Commodore Clipper Dry Dock Update

    I wouldn’t bother looking at the menu... The last time I ate on Condor Lib, I got my money back after tasting it - seriously, I wouldn’t give some of their ‘servings’ to a dog, but possibly my ex-partner! 🤢
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    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    Duc De Normandie / Reine Mathilde?
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    Sandbanks Haven webcam

    There was an amazing time laps of Barfleur's arrival quite a few weeks from someone on twitter when halfway into the port, the lights were turned on!
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    Barfleur's new seating area

    Despite the negative comments from people who have only seen pictures of the lounge, I'll hold judgement until I've tried out the facility - At least BF are investing in the Poole - Cherbourg route, it wasn't that long ago that Barfleur was looking at a much less positive future! Although TBH because of the half price or free cabins with the travel club, I'll only ever use it when the cabins have all sold out! I would also be more likely to buy a seat it if the lounge became an 'adult only' facility.... A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of kids screaming, running around & being a general nuisance around me while "mummy & daddy" had a pint & let their kid run riot.
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    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    Totally agree. The 'New Bretagne' era (late 80's - early nought-ies) were if you ask me when BF were at the very top of their game! I am Looking forward to Honfleur, But when the Fleet consisted of the Quiberon, Val De Loire, Bretagne & others -There was something 'special' about BF & their standards... They were quintessentially Breton - If you ask me, they knew that they were the best on the channel & were fiercely proud of that - I know that was a different era, But one can't help looking back at that time with rose-tinted glasses 👓
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    Barfleur Club Lounge - Sneak Peek

    Quite agree - reminiscing back, despite being the smallest 'proper' restaurant in the Fleet- I had MANY happy meals in 'les Dunes'. Nothing compares to the former...The other day, I was totally disappointed recently with the offerings from 'le turquoise' which is less 'turquoise' & looks more like 'easy jet orange'. Bring back 'traditional BF' from the late 80's early noughties....
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    European Breakdown Recovery

    Not that I'm on commission.... but have you considered having a 'packaged' bank account? for example, I moved to Nationwide, because the 'packaged account' provides worldwide travel insurance, phone insurance for the family, gadget insurance, appliances extended warranties & most importantly for me, European breakdown insurance... (as I have a cottage in France) - All I pay is £10 per month, by the time you add all of those individual 'policies' it works out a lot less then buying each bit individually. I think my account is called something like 'Nationwide Flex plus' or something like that...