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  1. The only alternative as passenger pigeons are now extinct!
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    Armorique in Poole 12-12-18

    I don't like the new font very much, looks like paint is flaking off on some of the letters.
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    A weekend on the high seas...

    And I suppose you could have your kids microchipped....☺️
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    French road blockades

    No, no! David Cameron will be on hand to save us!
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    A weekend on the high seas...

    Customs or Immigration? Separate issues. I always thought it was immigration,.
  6. Family and I went down to Portsmouth today so see the QE arrive. We took the Gosport ferry and watched from the Haslar marina pier and then took some more photos while the ship was turned in the harbour. Mont St Michel preceded her in but was dwarfed by the carrier. Victoria of Wight was sort of dodging the big ships on her schedule.
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    A weekend on the high seas...

    Long time ago but I think they just checked your passport and gave you a sort of ticket to show when you disembarked. It did speed things up at the time.
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    A weekend on the high seas...

    No they were immigration officers, I do remember them being on ferries many years ago.
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    That scrubber installation on the Pont is truly horrible! No amount of repainting can even begin to mitigate its appearance!
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    French road blockades

    Assuming you could get there....😁
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    French road blockades

    Not when you consider the levels of violence involved and the numbers of people injured. The Brexit situation may be horrible but the population isn't rioting in the streets so I know which country I would prefer to be in.
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    A while I would think. I read recently that she is due to have her close in weapons systems fitted.
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    Now confirmed that planned entry is 13:20 on Monday 10th.
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    If so I hope to get down to see her. Will watch QHM shipping movements website.
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    Portsmouth Harbour - Barriers Installed

    Company interests trump those of the travelling public customers as usual. If fare dodging is an issue then check the tickets on the trains - it's not rocket science!
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    (Yet) Another Red funnel crash

    Red Funnel take note.... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-46350188/the-ferry-using-rolls-royce-technology-that-sails-itself
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    Tanker - warship collision

    Initial report has now been issued. It doesn't reflect well on either the crew or the designers. http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/25218/we-have-the-first-official-report-on-norways-sunken-frigate-and-it-isnt-pretty
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    Portsmouth Harbour - Barriers Installed

    It is quite a wide platform, one wonders if partitioning off a route to the ferries would have been feasible. The trains and the ferries have never much liked each other ever since they were split apart when they were both privatised.
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    French road blockades

    Because, as with Trump in the US, Brexit here and, to a lesser extent the moves to restore PS Ryde, an awful lot of people have a propensity to believe what they are being told/promised even when it flies in the face of commonsense or the facts which they choose to disregard. I believe it is called democracy. πŸ˜•
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    French road blockades

    The violence we are seeing in France is equivalent to something similar in London's Oxford Street which I think most Brits would consider to be unthinkable - for now anyway.
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    French road blockades

    Yes, it's really disconcerting. I thought the split within the UK over Brexit was bad enough bit this is several magnitudes in excess. Law and order seems to have broken down in what I had always considered to be a civilised country. Definitely think twice about visiting France in future - I don't want my car torched!
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    PS Ryde

    There is a short piece in November Ships Monthly stating that somebody intends to resore PS Ryde to operating condition. Estimate is Β£7m Well, good luck with that one! πŸ™„
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    PS Ryde

    Β£5,000???? Don't make me laugh! You couldn't even start to scrap it for that.
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    New Look Revealed

    Have to agree with earlier posts. The external look is important but its what is inside that really matters for travellers.
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    HMS Warrior webcam

    The Warrior webcam looks pretty good. Thanks for that.
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