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  1. Trun

    New BF Fleet Tracker

    Excellent! I couldn't use it before as it required Flashplayer. Try holding and moving the red button on the bottom right....
  2. Trun

    22/07/18 Dolphins and the Barfleur

    Super photos and video. Would you mind if I shared the video on Facebook DorsetWillsy? Last October on the return leg I had the pleasure of seeing a single dolphin going alongside Barfleur just outside Cherbourg.
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    Bretagne 24/6/18 & MSM 29/6/18

    My John Lewis credit card worked both ways on recent Barfleur trips. However, the cashier did warn me it may not work, so there must be a problem somewhere. Both JL and M&S cards are run by HSBC, so maybe there is a problem with them too?
  4. Trun

    Fuel Crisis in France?

    Could any of the France based members confirm if there is another fuel crisis looming please? I was advised this from the RAC this morning: TheRAC_UK advises drivers travelling to #France to fill-up before they travel. Blockades at refineries by French farmers are causing some shortages at the busiest forecourts. Also #unleaded and #diesel is 10p cheaper in the UK and should drop by a further 2-3p Thanks
  5. Trun

    Bretagne - Ships Monthly

    Not sure the subtitle under Bretagne will be appreciated...
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    Favourite French films

    Some interesting films already mentioned. Another couple I have enjoyed: La Cage aux Folles Delicatessen Both bonkers, both watchable again. Delicatessen seemed to spawn a couple of English language adverts, but with no credit given to it.
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    Fuel Crisis in France?

    More fuel blockades in France... As Ed has stated in Sailing Updates, make sure you have a full tank if travelling over to France in the next few days. See http://penurie.mon-essence.fr/w/ for a map of e latest position.
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    Vegetarian food in France

    Another revival of this topic! We've noticed that vegetarian food has come on over the last year. Supermarkets such as Super U and Leclerc (didn't try others as there weren't others available in the area we were in) have several soya based offerings, which we tried and were OK to quite good. One benefit of soya is that they can grow it in France, so that should help to increase the variety available in the future. At the gite we stayed the owners made us a vegetarian meal - it wasn't difficult for them as they grow their own vegetables and fruit, so mainly had to leave out the meat! Barfleur had a vegetarian option of galette aux cereales - which my wife had and thoroughly enjoyed.
  9. Trun

    SAILING UPDATES: 2017 Latest News

    Came back on Barfleur from Cherbourg last night. She was stern in at Cherbourg, so we had to go up the ramp as usual to the top car deck, but then drove around to face the stern ready for the normal disembarkation in Poole. Never done that before on the old girl. Not sure if there has been a problem with the bow doors, but worth noting as a potential problem. Security was tighter than ever - all hand luggage checked after leaving the car (as on the outward journey), but then they checked all boarding cards and marked them as checked.
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    The Crit'Air scheme

    I ordered a Crit'air sticker in early February - not arrived yet. I have been debited for the cost, and have queried it with them as I did not get a receipt or confirmation email. It took 6 weeks to get a reply, but as I didn't get a receipt from the process, and they need the receipt number, I think it is not likely they will be able to sort it out. I'll just have to apply again...
  11. I believe Barfleur used to do a 28 hour weekend trip to Santander during the winters of about 1997/1998.
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    Driving in Paris

    There is some detail of how to apply for a Crit'air vignette in this article: http://www.wheels-alive.co.uk/heading-to-france-with-your-vehicle-quelle-surprise-dont-fall-foul-of-new-emissions-regulations/ An English language website should be available from 1st Feb. Will this scheme be like the breath test that you have to carry in your car (but not really enforced)?
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    Guardian advert

    At the bottom of the article was a link to other articles, including a competition with a £1,000 BF holiday as the prize: https://www.theguardian.com/brittany-ferries-summer-holidays/2017/jan/16/win-a-1000-brittany-ferries-voucher-for-your-next-holiday
  14. Trun

    End of year awards - 2016

    The line is connected and ready to use for occasional special trains at the moment. Hopefully there will be some services from Wareham next year - I believe they are waiting for parts to be fitted to the rolling stock that will be used.
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