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  1. I am not surprised that there are "Nationalistic shenanigans" on Britannia. Her name encourages it. But what nationality? I look forward to hearing about the "shenanigans" at Sail-Aways on P&O's new Iona - Prayer and Meditation?
  2. There's talk in Vigo of a new route starting between Vigo and the UK. Has anyone heard anything about this? Could be a route for e-flexer 'Galicia' or perhaps just a bit of wishful thinking! Malc
  3. PA's revised timings and ports for the summer are now on the BF timetables. Revised journeys and stop-overs for those of us far from the ports can now be planned.
  4. I think that is signed to the Ferry, but for light vehicles only.
  5. Interesting that the revised PA timetables are only revised up to mid-July. Thereafter it still shows PA's Santander Monday departure going to Portsmouth. Could be that BF need to assess how PA's revised timetable is working before revising further. Watch this space!
  6. Neil, you obviously love Plymouth as much as I do!
  7. I hope to be on that sailing too. Provisional timings given to me by BF are departing Santander at 19.15, arriving Plymouth at 15.45. Just in time for the Plymouth rush hour traffic!
  8. Sure, there's not a great difference of mileage from Scotland to Plymouth or Portsmouth. However when your getting on in years and retired it is not a question of getting behind the wheel and driving for at least 8 or 10 hours straight to your destination. You're on holiday, meant to be enjoying life, not knackering yourself! So knowing when the boat leaves and arrives is important in planning the journey as well as the route and where to get a good night's sleep. After several very bad experiences with the top end of the M5 and the M6 till past Manchester, I now favour an east coast route using M42 and A42 and A1/A1M.
  9. Well, that's one bit of the equation solved! Can anyone remember the '3-engine' timings between Plymouth and Santander?
  10. Will it be Portsmouth? The timetable still says so with the original timings, rather than the immediate post engine problem ones. Those of us who are not within striking distance of either port and with much longer distances to travel to get home (Edinburgh) or get to the port need to arrange hotel rooms and it would be good to know which route we will be taking and boat times! Just checked my booking from Santander on 15th July and it still says Portsmouth.
  11. Armorique loitering towards Roscoff according to MarineTraffic. Waiting for Cap Finistere to vacate Roscoff berth.
  12. Malc

    New Look Revealed

    BF Roscoff was all old logo when we passed through there at the end of April.
  13. Not just foot passengers. For those with longer journeys to and from Scotland, changes to hotel bookings and planning will probably be required. Wonder when a revised timetable will be issued? Do the current Plymouth to Santander timings not assume that speed will be 23/24 knots rather than the proposed 20 knot max? Malc
  14. They were round on Pont Aven and Armorique too!!
  15. Coming back through Roscoff on Monday evening, there were 3 lads (looked quite well dressed) hanging around the vehicle waiting area when we arrived. They scarpered when the gendarmes arrived. The gendarmes checked under and in each artic and caravan/motorhome as well as keeping a weather eye open for return of the lads.
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