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  1. Two new ones now by the Gare Maritime at Roscoff - B/F website mentions them in the port guide and says you need a "refill card" but doesn't say how or where to get one.
  2. Do please tell us more about "offsetting" your footprint and what you intend to do.
  3. Stick to Greece Mr Bishop, or parts of Turkey, or further afield to Sri Lanka or Kerala. There are some amazing places.
  4. I think you are exaggerating but I will time it for you disembarking from Pont Aven in ten days time.
  5. Sometimes I plan far, far in advance and book a ferry crossing a whole 3 or 4 weeks ahead, but even then the posh cabins always seem to be gone.
  6. Like sailing from Ireland to France and sharing a ferry with wagons loaded with live cattle leaking urine and muck. High class transport?
  7. Thete is another thread running asking whether the ferry industry has an image problem. It sure does.
  8. I love long haul flying - especially in an Airbus A380 with one of the better airlines.
  9. Bigger clangers happen down here ! Locally we remember the day two years ago when a planeload of passengers from Spain landed at Cornwall Newquay airport and found no passport control officers on duty at all, so 200 people had to wait for 90 minutes while staff drove 80+ miles from Exeter to meet and greet them. Fast driving though.
  10. At least there were four officers on duty at Plymouth - on a Sunday at Roscoff there weren't. . We found it slower there than Plymouth.
  11. We come from that side too. The ferryport is well signposted from all the A38 exits, but being contrary I pick my way through Devonport instead - past the naval base and the dockyard and approach Millbay along Union Street. But if you don't know Plymouth well you might want to stick to the signed routes although they will take you though the city centre. Avoid the Plymouth Argyle ground on match days - and stay out of bus lanes which are a profitable money spinner for the city council.
  12. Ah, due to Aven again...I should have guessed. Thanks Solo.
  13. So today 5/9/2019 the 1600 Armorique sailing back from Roscoff is running 2.5 hours early - with more passengers inconvenienced trying to get there in time from further afield. I suppose it's a change from her running 2.5 hours late, but can anyone please explain what "berth unavailability" means this time ?
  14. My claim was reviewed - and refused again. Let's hope last night's delayed passengers fare better.
  15. They said that Pont Aven had been delayed by weather between Cork and Roscoff and was therefore running hours late. I was booked on Armorique which wasn't delayed by weather - she was delayed by Pont Aven's lateness and her inordinately slow unloading and reloading in Roscoff. Compensation refused. My next crossing on Armorique is overnight from Plymouth on 14 September - who will be ahead of us blocking the berth at Roscoff when we arrive on the morning of Sunday 15 September ? Pont Aven !
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