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  1. Poole would be closer than Portsmouth and apart from Pelican on a couple of days the berth is free as Barfleur will be back to her old schedule in the autumn and her berth will be available as she sits in Cherbourg most of the day.
  2. Well, considering BF have Bretagne which is a late 80s build, then Normandie and Barfleur who are both early 90s, they are doinv well for their respective ages. Age is just a number, so long as Clipper and Goodwill are up to their jobs and do them well, they should be fine. Iโ€™d like to see BF take over, it will open up a lot of opportunities and possibilities. I know we have our differences on Libby, but at the end of the day she is a lot better than she was in her early days. Saw her this morning pootling offout on my way on the bus into Poole, put me in mind to spend the afternoon looking at a trip.
  3. Yes - could be good all round, think it wouls work quite well
  4. Libby is extra tonnage, pretty sure sheโ€™ll be fine and if BF look after her the same way as they do NEX, then possibly she will vastly improve. She has gotten a lot better over the past few years anyway, she has her moments, but then so does NEX. Libby could handle a Cherbourg crossing, pretty certain. Hope they keep her. I think the CI will like to have NEX calling.
  5. Already being discussed in the News section.
  6. I reckon they will keep the current Condor fleet and as Ed said, possibly use NEX. Islanders will love her, have often seen comments elsewhere to they wish they could get NEX. Some have had their eye on Barfy, but apart from a case of mitts off her as far as Iโ€™m concerned, she is too big as well.
  7. I would love Libby to stay, she is great. However, just wondering what she would do. I personally would like to see her either do a Poole - Cherbourg fast service and possibly put NEX in Poole to do the northern route to CI. Or put Rapide on a CI Cherbourg route and NEX does a high speed Portsmouth to CI, keeping Libby where she is. One thing is certain, if NEX is moved to Poole, there will be a few feathers ruffled among her Pompey regulars. Keep our Libby! Would BF just own the company and keep the brand name though or repaint all the vessels in BF livery and rename? Quite a few options out there.
  8. Always said BF should get Libby...๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  9. Found in a branch of Sainsburyโ€™s in Poole...๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
  10. Shame, wonder why they chose to put their offices there of all places - one of the terminal buildingโ€™s best assets, that viewing area, detrimental that is.
  11. Yeah, I presume there would not be, the mind did boggle at the thought...๐Ÿคฃ Anyway, a quick question while we are talking about goings on in Cherbourg - what the heck has been done to the terminal upstairs bit - the room with the seats that you could while away the time and stand outdoors if you wanted. Good ship watching spot that, I had an hour to kill when I arrived Saturday so went upstairs to find it is no more, a pair of locked doors and something else in itโ€™s place. Can you still go upstairs then and outdoors or is it all closed off. Miffed as enjoy sitting up there.
  12. Too big I presume to go on the lift..
  13. I must try and get a NEX trip in if I can.
  14. Been asked on Messenger why Normandie is/was in Cherbourg.
  15. Wasnโ€™t the Pheasant Plucker then.... Crikey, back in time that one got me a hiding and early bed time when my grandmother heard me and a friend practicing it....๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  16. Is the creamery in Isigny new - and moved from a smaller location nearby to the present one. Only asking as Himself pointed it out to me and he said that that was the โ€œnewโ€ one and he pointed out the old one a short distance away which is now disused. I presume they have moved to larger premises over the years then
  17. Out of interest, is it possible that the Government would bung another load of money to ferry companies at the end of October if we have no deal? The crossing I have just had was an overnight from Poole, part of the extra sailings they put on from earlier in the year. As far as I know the sailings go back to normal soon - but we are back to where we were back earlier in the year when we were given the extra sailings and nothing has changed during the period this money was meant for, so really we are back to square one come the end of October. Wondering if BF would be doing extra sailings in the winter months in case of a no deal.
  18. Khaines


    Will remember next time, Jonno.
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    Why is there an announcement asking for people to leave their cabin doors open when they vacate them? I was having a coffee downstairs after vacating mine Saturday morning and this announcement sounded, I had shut mine, naturally after vacating I shut the door, then I hear that. I was not traipsing all the way back up there to open it again! Never remember hearing that before, what is the point of that...??? Had already had to go back up there once to look for a hairband...๐Ÿ™„
  20. http://www.isigny-ste-mere.com/en/ Are the Isigny butter pots served on the ferries unsalted or salted? BF ought to do gift packs of butter and cheese that you could buy on board.
  21. When I was a small child back in the 60s, I grew up near a dairy in Dorset. And I stayed on a farm in Somerset where they had two Jersey cows that were more pets than anything and those cows were milked in the morning and we had milk on our cereal basically straight out of their udders. I had fresh milk in the dairy as well, have fond memories of been taken into the milking parlours and watching the milking machines. Mum used to sit me by the cooler in my pushchair and weโ€™d wait for the milk to come town the grille! I would love to try raw milk again. Will have to try and get to the Isigny laiterie again next trip and make time to call in.
  22. Forgot to add these earlier!
  23. Thanks, Colin. I should have added above, that even though the cliffs are fenced off, there are quite a few holes in the ground besides the bomb craters. Not dents in the earth like those but actual holes in the surface ground to the tunnels below, and some not much bigger than a shoe. One has to be extra careful where one is walking. Several of these holes I came across and nearly slipped into one while taking pictures, those need extra vigilance walking around.
  24. One last of loads of poppies we passed and we stopped to take photos. It was, a wheat field with (I think!) so was tempted to do a Theresa May! We both walked along trodden paths among the poppies and it was very surreal.
  25. Few more from the trip.
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