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  • Birthday 03/03/1954

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  1. Unfortunately I don't think logic applies in this situation.I mustn't get political but the French way of dealing with Covid is not the same as the British way.Only time will tell which system was the better.
  2. Exactly.We tend use the motorway from Ouistreham to Rennes which has no tolls.After Nantes you pay.However if you come off the motorway at Montaigu you only pay two Euros and then the rest by dual-carriageway to the south Vendée. Same from Cherbourg only you come onto the motorway just after St Lo.
  3. Driving time Cherbourg / La Roche sur Yon 4 Hours. Ouistreham /La Roche sur Yon 3 hours 45 mins. Not that much difference.But there is a considerable difference in the sailing time almost an hour's difference between Portsmouth/Cherbourg compared to Portsmouth/ Ouistreham. There are other factors that give Ouistreham the preference over Cherbourg. Geographically Ouistreham is more central.Any others?
  4. But surely in the present crisis economy comes before everything.The difference in km between the two crossings is important .
  5. As Portsmouth/Cherbourg is by far the shortest route ,why is Portsmouth /Caen given preference in these trying economic times.
  6. 72km for the return trip! That's a lot of fuel and time.
  7. How many km are there between Portsmouth/Cherbourg and Portsmouth /Ouistreham?
  8. Could it be that port costs are cheaper at Ouistreham ? Otherwise I agree that Cherbourg although further west could be the better choice to operate from.
  9. Exactly.For BF it's all about survival and running a service as economic as possible.The customer's preferences are not the priority.It's all about staying in business and being there when this crisis ends.
  10. Yes I agree.When I'm at work,at La Roche sur Yon, my printing machine is a long way from the general public,so I don't where a mask. However when I am seeing clients I do.It shows some respect to the public who may be worried .These rules are not put into practice for nothing.Although the Vendéens have grumbled a bit they have generally accepted the rules and the results up to now show this.
  11. You never know?! Anyhow let's hope the old girl get's back to work soon.It's the easiest route for us to get to our family in the UK.
  12. I've just seen it on the french BF website.The timetable shows she returns on the 29 June.
  13. On the BF website it shows Barfleur starting on the 29 June.Is this still the case?
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