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  1. Merry Christmas everyone, and a Happy New Year, here's to a great 2019 🍺🍺🍺
  2. Yes B, she certainly earns her keep, enjoy her while she's there. Personally can't wait for her to return to Plymouth though, love the Thursday night out on the Pont, then back Friday on Arm Great photos btw DW!
  3. i understand that you might wish to discuss certain things privately, but don't see why this topic, so far, is being kept private, thought we were in an open forum? i'm sure others would like to know other's experiences of this option! fwiw, personally, i wouldn't touch equity release with a barge pole, like most banking/financial services, they're just out to fleece you!
  4. For UK, I've used these: https://www.startrescue.co.uk/ and found them to be quite competitive, and they supply short term (from a single day to one month) European cover: https://www.startrescue.co.uk/breakdown-cover/european never had to use them... touch wood!
  5. They were onboard Armorique, the day after the Westminster attack i think. Witnessed them supervising boarding at Roscoff, and then disembarking on the car deck at Plymouth, complete with pistols and automatic rifles. As others have said, I found it very reassuring.
  6. Apologies if already posted, but I just came across this offer, not so good for those of 'out west' but I thought it might be useful for those of you 'up the line' http://www.hovertravel.co.uk/5-Day-Returns-on-selected-days-in-May-FREE-Hoverbus/index.php
  7. yes, and likely they'll severely limit the amount imported from the EU, probably none at all... be no good for me
  8. I was onboard and the reason for the delay was indeed the wind, blowing a Force 8 from the SW I think. I suspect the Captain was either waiting for the tugs to arrive, or for the wind to change direction... it was forecast to veer to the north in the early hours, around 0300, thereby making the going somewhat easier. Certainly for the first few hours after eventual departure it was full steam ahead, I've never known the engines work so hard and so loud, but things had calmed down a lot by the time we arrived, on time, in Roscoff. Not sure if the pilot was onboard or not, he or she certainly didn't disembark in Plymouth, but maybe stayed onboard overnight and came back on the return crossing Wednesday night. As a side point, and probably due to the grave situation in London on Wednesday afternoon, the security in Roscoff was the most thorough I've ever witnessed, with gendarmes and the duoanne with their dogs checking everyone's passport and inspecting every vehicle. Also the gendarmes were onboard during the crossing and remained so overnight... they were very visible on deck3 upon disembarkation... with their semi automatic weapons and pistols. All in all, a very eventful voyage, unfortunately, on return, for all the wrong reasons!
  9. amongst other places, look here for long discussion: http://bfenthusiasts.com/forum/forum...pont-aven-pics
  10. Nadelik Lowen ha Blydhen Nowydh Da, me 'ansomes and Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to everyone else :cool:
  11. Like others my first voyage on Arm left me a tad disappointed, not due to the usual beef about there being no a la carte (pardon the pun), but mainly due to the bar being sited alongside a thoroughfare and with no stage for any entertainment... except, of course, from the local janners & cornish In all other respects, over the years she has grown on me a lot and now I look forward to every voyage, she's a great ship, suited to everything BF have so far thrown at her :cool: Enjoy your trip on her Brigitte
  12. yes, happened to me yesterday on windows, and now not showing latest posts in 'today's posts', but i'm able to login and otherwise seems fine :cool:
  13. So as not to pester the staff I was going to leave contacting BF about rescheduling my crossing on PA's 19/5 cancellation until tomorrow, but yesterday afternoon I got a call from a very obliging lady who quickly sorted me out with an amended crossing in June. At first she stated my newspaper offer would cost more as the amended sailing was out of the offer window, but when I told her it was a BFE offer, she quickly revised that statement and offered me the same deal at the same price... respect to BF, and even more respect to Jim and everyone else at BFE :cool:
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