English Channel

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  • Day1

    1st night dinner

    September 17, 2019 ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    On board the Port Aven, Brittany ferry. The sun has just set and we have steak for dinner. Hobbs and Shaw in the cinema later.

  • Day24

    Day 22 Cruising English Channel

    August 23, 2019 ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    This was the last day of the cruise portion of the trip before 5 days in London to finish. As is typical on a last day at sea there are several rituals to observe. Firstly there are the many goodbyes you have to make. A small ship like the Nautica means you get to see and spend time with a lot of people and crew over the course of the 20 days.

    Secondly as with all cruise lines they are super keen for you to (positively) review the trip and the crew by means of a survey that each line conducts after every cruise. Then you need to decide to which of the crew you might tip that little bit extra (even though all gratuities are included there is still an expectation that some tipping will take place). Most importantly is the cashing of the credits (O points) that have been won for playing/winning/participating in various games or quizzes during the trip.

    We had a staggering return of over 300 (360 to be exact) which enabled us to get lots of “free” branded gear -socks/hats/shirts/jackets and the like.

    Lastly (after packing of course) we had dinner with our quiz team who had all grown really close over the course of the trip (we ended up finishing second overall in number of points won by any of the 12 or so quiz teams during the voyage if anyone is wondering) and ended up finishing the evening up in the main bar about 11pm.

    Early start tomorrow so that’s it for today’s update. Photos attached show...

    Our O ;points collection!; sunset over Dublin as we pulled out; the final crew show of the trip (virtually the only one we went to over the whole trip); “baggo” - one of the games regularly played on board; Bingo!! - more lost than won I’m afraid; a video of some lumpy weather between Greenland and Iceland in 4 metre seas.
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  • Day1

    Hausaufgaben

    May 11, 2019 ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Auf der Fähre habe ich nun endlich die Möglichkeit, mich auch mental auf die Rallye vorzubereiten. Da wir erst heute das Roadbook erhalten haben, kennen wir nun den Verlauf der Rallye. Heute Nacht werden wir in Eastborne nächtigen.

    Nun gilt es sind School die Route zu planen...

    Allen noch einen schönen Abend und viele liebe GrüßeGrüße
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  • Day6

    En mer

    July 10, 2019 ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Une sieste sous les arbres au bord du parking, comme bon nombre d'autres campeurs, et qq parties de cartes plus tard, nous nous rendons à 19h au terminal des ferries. Les cc sont, comme d'habitude, les derniers à embarquer, après les camions et les voitures. Notre bateau quitte, comme prévue, le port à 21h. Une cabine spartiate nous y attend.Read more

  • Day9

    Eastbourne

    May 21, 2015 ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Und das ist die aktuelle Position von unserem Auto:

    Unterwegs auf der ATLANTIC CONCERT, einem Ro-Ro/Container Carrier unter schwedischer Flagge. Das Schiff ist 291.92 m lang und 32.39 m breit und hat eine Leermasse von 46303 t.

    Nach dem Auslaufen aus Hamburg war der nächste Stopp in Antwerpen, der nächste wird in Liverpool sein. Am Sonntag, den 31.05.2015 soll das Schiff in Halifax, NS, Canada einlaufen ...
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  • Day1

    Fährziel in Sicht

    June 18, 2019 ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Wir sind jetzt kurz vor Dover. Angenehme Überfahrt.

    Beim Wetter ist aber noch reichlich Luft nach oben. Auf der Anreise haben wir in der Sonne gebraten, jetzt sind wir eher gefrostet.

  • Day32

    Dover to Calais

    May 9, 2017 ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    So.. after a lovely few days in Buckingham for new godson William's Christening - save for our bicycles being stolen 😫 - we're now on a very quiet ferry to Calais (sadly sans velos).

    It's a beautiful sunny day, hopefully it will follow us for the next few months.

    Will update when we are settled in Switzerland 🇨🇭
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You might also know this place by the following names:

English Channel, British Channel, Canal de la Mancha, Der Kanal, Fretum Anglicum, La Manche, Manche, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek, Oceanus Britannicus

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