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  1. I’ve just returned from a Brittany Ferries holiday just outside St Malo, where we stayed in a very pleasant Apartment overlooking the beach. We had originally planned to stay in Les Sables d’or Les Pins, but due to various factors this had to be changed and so therefore did our crossings. I hadn’t sailed on Bretagne since 2010 and so I thought a crossing during her thirtieth year was a must, but we also wanted to visit the D-Day beaches since we had never done so before. In addition to this, I also wanted to try out a new route, as well as the much talked about ‘Visentini’ vessel, so we electe
  2. Leaving Le Havre terminal looking at UNESCO World Heritage site of Downtown Le Havre. The towers of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Havre (shorter squat tower) and Eglise Saint-Joseph (taller thinner tower) showing in the background above the Auguste Perret inspired downtown area. To the left is the Tour Eiffel du Le Havre (coloured containers sculpture) representing the 500 years (I am sure it could be longer ...) of connection of Le Harve to the sea. Given WorldHeritage Site status in 2005.

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  3. 'Curiosity' led me to sample Brittany Ferries new économie service to le Havre, sailing onboard their latest acquisition, Etretat. Having been initially critical of the new concept I was keen to keep an open mind and see just what the new service would offer, particularly compared to her previous life as Norman Voyager. 25th March 2014 On arriving at Portsmouth International Port I saw that there was one car lane open for the new service in the usual BF car lanes, with the electronic display indicating 'économie Le Havre'. On subsequent visits to the port there are now dedicated 'éco
  4. I just wanted to share some photos from my new vantage point in Gosport since I started working for the National Coastwatch (NCI) based in Fort Blockhouse. 'Pont-Aven' departing Portsmouth for Santander (21/03/17) 'Baie de Seine' departing Portsmouth for Le Havre (21/03/17) 'Mont St Michel' departing Portsmouth for Ouistreham (06/03/17) 'Amorique' arriving in Portsmouth from Ouistreham (05/02/17) More to follow as I get them....................!
  5. Etretat has just radioed in to QHM saying that she has just lost a Bow Thruster, now just one working. The Captain has not requested a tug though.
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