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The Ferry Man

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  1. Any reason why the Cap is on the Le Havre route? Seems strange since its only two midweek calls
  2. Might finally get to go on the Cap then! And Connemara - got to love refit time
  3. https://www.vesselfinder.com/news/15924-Port-of-Muuga-Strengthened-With-New-Ferry-Connection-To-Finland?fbclid=IwAR1XP_uufjdYHgaZYngbbU9IQLw5Uz0W7eAiUcpsUx6m2gLtE1PkjYvCOVE Nice pic included in this article
  4. Update: Very strange - looked very much like she had a tug to help her off the berth, and used the western entrance, but is currently crossing at 33 knots, so no sign of any issues
  5. Any issues with NEx? Seems to have the tug Caen Ouistreham 3 alongside, according to AIS
  6. Hi, Looking at Normandie Express speeds, something I have noticed is that (once past the speed limits) she seems to speed up to around 36 knots sailing past the IoW, but once she hits the open channel, she slows back down to 33 knots (where she remains for the crossing). Not a one off either, as I was on her last week and did the same. Any reason why she does this? My initial thoughts would have been currents, but would have thought then that it would be more date dependent - ie less likely to be two consecutive Sundays
  7. HMS Queen Elizabeth and Bretagne this evening I'm guessing NEx sped up to ensure she arrived before the chaos?
  8. https://www.wightlink.co.uk/go/tickets-prices/vehicle-fares/?utm_content=buffer63f16&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer#priority Well this could get interesting...
  9. Hasn't Pont-Aven been there few years back for a Christmas cruise?
  10. There's a lot less work for the RO-RO Freighter compared to Honfleur though
  11. What is causing the continuing delay? I know W B Yates had her issues, but was she a year late in the end, since this is where Honfleur is heading
  12. Four points judging by the last pic!
  13. Auchan in Calais has this bag at the moment!
  14. There was a tannoy announcement arriving at Portsmouth that the coach pax would disembark as foot pax and then collect the coach sometime afterwards. I assume this was both ways as would explain the somewhat unusally large amount of footies boarding at Cherbourg. (About three bus loads, so would equal a coach I would guess). No gangways onto NEx, everything was over the stern ramp.
  15. The Stena Horizon was in the normal berth, not sure why we didn't use Barfleur's usual Berth.
  16. Nice trip over to Cherbourg for the day despite the Weather on the crossing. A lot of expensive looking cars inboard now for the return crossing, looks to be from Le Mans. Interestingly a coach has also boarded! Never new NEx carried coaches. Looks to be a very busy crossing.
  17. Rectangular rolls on the Normandie Express today. Very nice though!
  18. I assume the other two are the Australian TT Vessels?
  19. If they are less/not known, what difference will the funnel make? How many companies will choose a ferry crossing because they recognise the funnel???
  20. That looks a lot more like it - Thanks.
  21. Trains not a problem, booked onto the 10:00 train, so plenty of time, only one train every two hours, so an earlier train would have been somewhat pushing it. It's more the return trip - have an overnight in a hotel by the station, so was hoping to get the free bus from there in the morning
  22. Evening! With the enhanced ferry timetable, does anyone know what time the free bus is to/from the Ferry Terminal to the station in Le Havre? The website still says: https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/ferry-routes/planning/ports/le-havre But seeing as I get in at 07:00 on a Saturday (rather than 08:00, but less of an issue for a 09:10 bus), and more importantly, getting the 09:15 ferry back (again on a Sat - apparently no bus at all) I assume/hope that there is a new timetable?
  23. I reckon the marines heard the restaurant was serving triangular rolls!
  24. Hmm intriguing, must be a glitch somewhere, as showing me different things, mousing over shows Nando, Clicking showing St Cecilia!
  25. I'd guess more for accommodation Brest is too far for a general refit - a lot head for Valletta, and peak season would be a strange time for one
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