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  1. I have this book, some very interesting takes on British preconceptions of the French. She is great, I love her explanation as to what the British think French country chic is. Basically window boxes of geraniums and window shutters...😁 And she talks about how the British are taking over the French countryside..😄 https://www.amazon.co.uk/They-Eat-Horses-Dont-French/dp/1781854440
  2. Only thing I’v come across is Keelcrab which is Italian.
  3. Regarding the state of her hull, was watching Countryfile tonight and although forgot the name of the company or machine, they featured a robotic thing that scraped the hulls of ships and removed all the gunge. Supposed to be something that removes invasive species as there was a feature on invasive species in our waters.
  4. No probs, Chris. Expect one or two will turn upon Facebook more than likely.
  5. Thanks, Chris. On the link it says she is due in at 12.30 so assume that is English time? Haven’t heard anything back my end yet..
  6. Hoping to get some pics of her in Cherbourg from someone. A few hints have gone out on Instagram so hoping he’ll get a few and allow me to share here. I’d like to see her there...😁
  7. Took advantage of a shot of Clipper in Poole while at the quayside this morning. Apparently, Rapide is coming over tomorrow night, no idea why. Going to be a bit busy in Poole then, 3 Condor vessels, plus Barfleur...
  8. Same name source as my photos.
  9. New pics of Barfy inside. I was told I could post them by the person who took them. I assume BFE as well would be ok! “You can put these on FB if you like , there is - some new deck plans, a couple of pieces of carpet (top of 7 stairs ),some new toilets and sinks in 8 cabins (some) ,some new pillows , a new bar seating with power points, new bar shutters”. is the message he gave. Not sure if I can credit the name of the person, he might not like me naming him, but I do have permission to use them.
  10. Nick, you just seem obsessed with the Libby issue. There are loads of reasons why these things are happening but it seems you just want to think it is Libby Did you pm anyone else with that graph or just me, I waited to see if it was posted here before I answered. I do apologise for a bit of a rant, but at the end of the day there are many issues to do with the downturn. Yes, Libby has her part to play, but there are a lot of other factors to take into consideration. She is a lot more reliable nowadays as has been pointed out many times, it is Rapide that has been unreliable of late. And Clipper has her issues as well. People will only see and hear what they want to see and hear on this issue. I think people need to look at the wider issue and not concentrate on one particular one they feel is to blame.
  11. So what was the big drop from 2012 all about then that is a HUGE plummet - since 2015 no different to 2007-2008, yet you don’t mention that. The big drop I mention is nothing to do with Libby, so what explanation does it have. I am not interested in the drop since Libby, the drop from 2012 is much more concerning. It is the unreliability of the cats around that time and is the reason WHY they were replaced.
  12. Well, I thought I might kick this one off. A very happy New Year to everybody here and let us hope for a brilliant 2020.
  13. Well, Nick, I am glad to see you are asking this question on the main forum as well as the PM you sent me with it earlier. I wondered why you PM’d me that rather than put it out in the open here. I’ll give my answer here. Be a case of waiting to find out. To be honest there are a variety of reasons and not just Libby. From 2012 to 2016 is the biggest drop - that would be the question to ask, why the figures have dropped since 2012, before Libby was even considered. The drop since she has appeared on the scene is pretty minor!
  14. I would opt for Poole and Liberation. Not being biased because I live locally or because I have a soft spot for the Lib, but as you would prefer to travel by boat, the two options available are the Clipper and the Lib. Poole might be more expensive to get to, and Portsmouth preferable from a point of money. I am presuming to get to Jersey you are contemplating a long time at sea and possibly from Portsmouth an overnight option. Liberation IS fast and more convenient as a crossing, any money saved by travelling to Poole would be spent anyway by the time you have spent on a cabin and the food and drink you would need on a longed crossing. Cabin and food expense you would save on Lib as she is only at sea for a few hours and she does not have cabins that need paying for.
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