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La Pirouaie

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    Bretagne - benches to sleep overnight

    I can think of just one bench - on the right just before the entrance to the bar, usually occupied by the time we board!
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    Car Alarms

    Forgive me if I've missed something, but what about my poor dogs in the car trying to sleep through the crossing? We do sometimes leave the car unlocked, which I believe is noted by the crew - we have been asked by customs on docking whether we locked the vehicle during the crossing!
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    Fuel Crisis in France?

    We live in central Brittany and although there were queues for fuel last week the situation appears to have eased. Whilst shopping in St Méen le Grand on Friday there were no queues at the supermarket fuel station although the limit of 20€ euros was still in place - and motorists were told to go back again for another 20€ if they needed more! Yesterday there were no queues and no limit at the supermarket in Merdrignac, although the price per litre has increased from 1,13€ to 1,17€
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    £200 Voucher

    Hi Olly Is the voucher now sold?
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    CONDOR FERRIES: Condor Liberation

    Just boarded the Liberation and looking forward to breakfast.
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    CONDOR FERRIES: Condor Liberation

    Nick - may I ask which fb page you're looking at please? We've been transferred to tomorrow's sailing and Condor have not answered my questions today about whether the Liberation has passed the inspection, they simply refer me to the sailing updates page on the web site. Travel to the port means an 02:30 start tomorrow morning, I won't be happy if the Liberation doesn't sail!
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    CONDOR FERRIES: Condor Liberation

    We were originally booked to travel on the Liberation 07:30 Poole to St Malo tomorrow (Fri 18th), luckily we heard about the situation on a Radio 2 news bulletin yesterday afternoon but we've had no direct contact from Condor. I'm still waiting for a call/text/email to confirm our options! Having travelled on the Liberation several times, I do like her and hope that her problems can be sorted so that she's back in service asap.
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    Pont-Aven - Spanish Sailings Weather Disruption

    Interesting juggling of their ships for BF. We are booked Portsmouth to St Malo on the Pont Aven on Friday night
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    Good Pubs Near The Ferryport

    We had a delicious meal at The Dock prior to travelling Plymouth to St Malo on Sunday 4th Jan. Wonderful home made beef and stilton pie and old school chicken Kiev. We will certainly return when we travel from Plymouth again.
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    Shipping forecast

    Thanks auchmill. I tweeted BF yesterday and they 'anticipate some fairly rough weather with 5m wave height' We have decided to change the crossing and travel on Sunday morning, BF customer sevice was excellent as usual and waived the amendment fee for me. Fingers crossed that the storms have blown through by then and we'll have happy dogs (and a clean car).
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    Shipping forecast

    Thanks to everyone for their comments, I appreciate that it's very difficult to predict the conditions at this stage. I will keep an eye on the web sites suggested by Colin and Magicseaweed as suggested by rileyman (that one looks quite scary!) Fingers crossed that the storm will not be as bad as predicted.
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    Shipping forecast

    Good morning I'm hoping someone knowledgeable can help me with the shipping forecast for this week. We are travelling St Malo to Plymouth on Thursday 11th Dec on the Bretagne with our 2 dogs. Normally the weather conditions don't bother us, but after our crossing in October from Plymouth to St Malo I'm concerned about the dogs. The crossing was a bit lumpy, and we were fine (a nice meal in Les Abers and off to bed ) but the dogs weren't so happy and we were faced with an unpleasant mess to clear up in the morning. We may have been unlucky and they would have been poorly wherever they were, but if the forecast is for a rough crossing then we will consider changing route or even the day. Many thanks in advance for any thoughts.
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    TV Reception in France

    Re: TV Reception in France Manxscorpio we live in Central Brittany and our download speed is 0.51kbps. It's a good job we have good satellite reception!
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    Winter storms 2013/14

    Re: Winter storms 2013/14 On the subject of winter storms, is there a web site which shows actual historical sea conditions?
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    Saturday night sailing from St Malo

    Re: Saturday night sailing from St Malo Jamcake - there was an announcement as we left port that the outside areas would be closed due to adverse weather conditions, and we were advised to take care when moving around the ship (which I thought was pretty much common sense!)
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