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  1. I’ve just looked at Etretat details online and it specifically says there is no kids play area or entertainment, presumably it’s now an area of bar seating as it was in the corner of the bar.
  2. When Etretat was Norman Voyager it had a kids play area, I have a photo of my daughter playing in it.
  3. The mv Barfleur Wikipedia page was where I read it some time back. Probably should have verified it! I’ve just checked and it still says 19m.
  4. She was lengthened by 19 metres during construction.
  5. What brand? Probably manufactured abroad, and shipped To the uk. Mercedes and scania seem to have a good market share over here
  6. One night in the last week, possibly Monday night (I did a late evening delivery near the hoe) Armorique was berthed bow first in Plymouth. I’m sure she is normally stern first?
  7. I was talking to someone on Saturday who went over on Pont Aven on Thursday and back or Armorique on Friday night, and apparently both had ‘issues’ with the hydraulics for the deck ramps. He suspected it to be an excuse for something else, or possibly unofficial action by the deck crews.
  8. Some interesting figures in this article. http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/stowaways-who-hid-ferry-fridge-525581
  9. I watched her arriving on Sunday from the Hoe. It appears some forum members were onboard as well as I have just seen a trip report!
  10. From memory cap finistere doesn't allow foot passengers to book online, the call centre can do it.
  11. No Zafira Tourer. I've also a inherited BMW 118d, which I use for my 50 mile round commute as the insurance is lower than the fuel saving. The Zafira is required for getting the kids and stuff in. Pushchair doesn't even fit in the 1 series.
  12. Jonno, my 2 year old MPV is a gas guzzler. Having experienced blocked filters and dpf issues on my previous diesel, I'd decided I was going for a petrol engine instead. The dealer talked me out of the 1400 turbo option into the naturally aspirated larger engine, as I was sceptical of long term reliability and engine stress on a 1400 with a turbo on a heavy MPV. The dealer said his personal thoughts would be the same as mine.
  13. I had a 2010 berlingo previously which was on 16 inch wheels. A friend had a 2009 same shape with 14 inch wheels. Tyres were a similar profile from memory. Certainly not 5cm difference in profile. ive now a Zafira with roof bars. My inaccurate measuring technique was standing next to it and comparing to me. The top of the roof bars was half way between my eyes and hair line.... I'm 5'11. Its currently wearing my roof box, so multi storey car parks are off limits. A trip to town needs to ensure the BMWs left for me!
  14. I missed that one. Either way your all posting in the wrong section as it's clearly titled news board with a sub heading making it clear news about BF
  15. Other than being about a former BF vessel....
  16. I saw that earlier. The comments on their Facebook page all pointing to the 11 hour schedule to do 6 hour crossing.
  17. I stayed there a few years ago. The rooms were as standard. The beefeater was a good one, all food was cooked well.
  18. I won £150 out of the one on Armorique once, from an initial £1 play. Won £8 from the first quid. Replayed a fiver of that, and won £50, so put the other £3 in from the first win and won £100 from that!
  19. I can't see how they have time. Things are tight loading timings already. Surely it would make sense to do it whilst people are in the queue on the quayside?
  20. it isn't just the uk, I got waved through the passport control entering Greece recently without even handing over or opening my passport. Gatwick was very thorough on my return though,
  21. It wouldn't support FaceTime when I tried it.
  22. Confirmation in that press release of Normandies fate to go to Le Havre. That in turn should release Etretat.
  23. Seen this on shippax Facebook. https://www.shippax.com/en/news/firm-order-for-brittany-ferries.aspx
  24. Past the torpoint ferries, then past the navy yard, through keyham out to western mill is always quiet, except at kick out at the navy yard which is not inline with rush hour.
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