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Pont Aven sailing into Plymouth Sound this afternoon en route from Roscoff. A rare moment of sunshine greeted her arrival.20210801_132631.thumb.jpg.b3485de5324337a2b13fce40026353d9.jpg

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Local news reports that after Pont Aven docked in Plymouth that day four migrants emerged from a curtain sided truck and scaled a security fence. They ran but the local police ran faster.

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18 hours ago, wortley said:

Local news reports that after Pont Aven docked in Plymouth that day four migrants emerged from a curtain sided truck and scaled a security fence

I hope they had pre-booked their Covid tests,

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PA was very late arriving in Cork on Saturday for our sailing to Roscoff. We got away on time but PA was unloading at Cork until 1430. Via Twitter heard that bow doors wouldn't open previous evening in Roscoff so PA was reversed and cars etc had to reverse on and off.  Does anyone have better info?
Will write-up or voyage report at later date. Bow doors OK for our crossing

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Had a good trip on PA (Cork-Roscoff) last Saturday. Very busy at Cork because PA late docking because of bow door problems at Roscoff on previous evening plus medical emergency (lady had a fall). Because unloading traffic taking up loading lanes plus Customs etc working those queues, we had to sit in more queues before check-in booths. However to speed things up check-in personal ran up and down the queues checking documents and issuing boarding cards, cabin keys and the like. 
Loading PA was done on time, when arrivals out the way. From what we could see Deck 4 must have been fairly full as last few cars and us with trailer were put on Deck 3 with half a dozen lorries. Despite warning that check-in would close one and a half hours before sailing the last few cars arrived within minutes of departure and got on. 
About 30% of cars onboard were foreign; mostly french plus dutch and german and most seemed to be tourists. PA seemed as full as a normal Saturday crossing. We queued for reservation for La Flora restaurant and come dinner time social distancing there was quite minimal with few tables spare. Food was very good. Obviously no buffets but good choice and only complaint was our main course beef was slightly overcooked. 
Next morning tge usual announcements that both restaurants were open quickly followed by “get out of your cabins” with staff hammering on doors within seconds. Being on Deck 3 we were off in first tranche at border control which was quite slow as passports, health declaration forms, and covid Q codes all checked. As British citizens living in Ireland we expected our passports to be stamped but they weren't. Does this mean we can outstay the 90 days? 
With the boat being quite full it must have taken a couple of hours or so to process all the vehicles. On our journey down through France to Argeles we saw no UK cars at all and none in first few days here. Hope this is of use to members.

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