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Blériot53
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At daybreak yesterday, we were waiting to embark on the cross-Channel ferry from Portsmouth, UK. to Caen-Ouistreham, FR.
The second leg of our journey home.  Scarecely any traffic ready to board. Only 30 cars and 3 trucks were on the manifest.
No foot passengers allowed, currently, due to Covid restrictions. We spent the 6 hour crossing mainly in our cabin.
When walking about, it was eerie to see such a vast vessel almost deserted.


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1-15 08:34
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6 hour crossing,  where did you sail to ?
1-16 01:04
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DAFlys Posted at 1-16 01:04
6 hour crossing,  where did you sail to ?

Did you not read the pre-amble?    Caen-Ouistreham, in the Calvados, Normandy.  It's the most direct route for us, and then a couple of hours' drive south to get home.
1-16 02:02
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Blériot53 Posted at 1-16 02:02
Did you not read the pre-amble?    Caen-Ouistreham, in the Calvados, Normandy.  It's the most direct route for us, and then a couple of hours' drive south to get home.

I could only find a place called Ouistreham,  but now I zoom out I see Caen is nearby.
1-16 02:09
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DAFlys Posted at 1-16 02:09
I could only find a place called Ouistreham,  but now I zoom out I see Caen is nearby.

You may already have seen this ...

1-16 02:14
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Great shot.  Hard to believe such a large ferry with only 30 cars and 3 trucks onboard.  With the cost of fuel I'm sure they didn't make much money out of that 6 hour trip.   
1-16 05:35
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Blériot53 Posted at 1-16 02:14
You may already have seen this ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4--xaDYUJs

Lovely footage of Ouistreham and the ferry harbor.
1-16 05:39
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DowntownRDB Posted at 1-16 05:35
Great shot.  Hard to believe such a large ferry with only 30 cars and 3 trucks onboard.  With the cost of fuel I'm sure they didn't make much money out of that 6 hour trip.

They can't sustain that for long, I reckon.
1-16 05:49
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DowntownRDB Posted at 1-16 05:39
Lovely footage of Ouistreham and the ferry harbor.

Thanks. That was prior to a trip to the UK back in 2019.
1-16 05:53
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Blériot53 Posted at 1-16 05:53
Thanks. That was prior to a trip to the UK back in 2019.

You're welcome.  Stay safe and try not to get too bored while in quarantine.  
1-16 06:00
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DowntownRDB Posted at 1-16 06:00
You're welcome.  Stay safe and try not to get too bored while in quarantine.

I reckon we'll manage
1-16 06:08
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Blériot53 Posted at 1-16 02:14
You may already have seen this ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4--xaDYUJs

Not much of port,  reminds me a bit of the hook of holland.
1-16 08:35
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DAFlys Posted at 1-16 08:35
Not much of port,  reminds me a bit of the hook of holland.

I've lost count of the number of times we've sailed into and out of that port over the years.
1-16 08:45
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Blériot53 Posted at 1-16 08:45
I've lost count of the number of times we've sailed into and out of that port over the years.

It was a shame when the stopped the overnight ferry,  it got in for abut 7am and the train to amersterdam didnt take long.
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Best work. Good
1-17 05:55
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Thank you. A long journey, but we arrived home safely
1-17 06:38
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