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Re: RSSOC International 2016

Post by toomanysabres » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:39 am

OMG. I am supposed to be on the 9:25 tomorrow. Its 1:25 drive from here. Better leave here at 5:30.
I'm nervous about a boat full of football hooligans.


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Re: RSSOC International 2016

Post by peter freeman » Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:23 am

Most of them are already there Geoff - we are crossing to Dunkirk Thursday.
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Re: RSSOC International 2016

Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:31 am

toomanysabres wrote:OMG. I am supposed to be on the 9:25 tomorrow. Its 1:25 drive from here. Better leave here at 5:30.
I'm nervous about a boat full of football hooligans.
Id heard the football fans were nervous of a boat full of old car owners :lol:


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Re: RSSOC International 2016

Post by toomanysabres » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:02 pm

Just phoned Keiran at Scenic and he thinks it might have been a one off / lack of staff or similar but he recons turn up 90 mins instead of the official 45 mins before boat. Don't think I'll chance it though - still go extra early and a bonus if P&O put me on an earlier boat. More of an issue with Dunkirk as its a 2hr frequency.
Peter: If DFDS offer you a Calais alternative I'd take it I think. Its only 20 miles extra along the A16 and actually quicker than the extra 30 mins the Dk boat takes and you avoid the inevitable truck jam on the 3.5 mile road up to the motorway.


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Re: RSSOC International 2016

Post by philhoward » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:28 pm

I knew there was a reason I always take the Chunnel...API and all that :D


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Re: RSSOC International 2016

Post by toomanysabres » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:29 pm

From Calais its well signposted to Dunkirk/Lille for the A16. Basically stay in the left lane.
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Re: RSSOC International 2016

Post by peter freeman » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:13 pm

I'm going down the A25 from Dunkirk Geoff.



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Re: RSSOC International 2016

Post by toomanysabres » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:47 pm

peter freeman wrote:I'm going down the A25 from Dunkirk Geoff.
OK yes but I was referring to the possibilty of DFDS offering the Calais route at check in if you had been delayed getting in. The A25 was hellish bumpy last time I went on it. Also isn't that going to Lille where all the hooligans will be heading? Also the route takes you round Brussels another jam opportunity. Best of luck. :D Interesting to see if you can do it in 3 hours.


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Re: RSSOC International 2016

Post by toomanysabres » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:30 pm

philhoward wrote:I knew there was a reason I always take the Chunnel...API and all that :D
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Re: RSSOC International 2016

Post by scimrick » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:46 pm

Thanks Jeff - potential delay noted!



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Re: RSSOC International 2016

Post by philhoward » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:12 pm

That's the 5 lanes for freight - the two lane section that's clear is for cars....


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Re: RSSOC International 2016

Post by peter freeman » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:40 pm

Past Lille but no where near Brussels - on to Mons then Charerol and then to Namur where we are staying the night. Leaving Friday for Aachen which should be a nice leisurely drive



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Re: RSSOC International 2016

Post by peter freeman » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:26 pm

Jeff was right very very long queues at Dover. We arrived at 7.30 for the 11am ferry and got to the ferry at 10.30. There was a lot of space on the ferry so we assume many did not make it on time. Plenty of 24hr cars to look at though so took your mind off the delays to some extent. A1M in Yorkshire was closed so took us 12hrs to get from Newcastle to Dover. About time Yorkshire was concreted over. Planning to come back via Birmingham M6 and Carlisle. Still now in Belgium at a b&b and will be at Aachen tomorrow.



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Re: RSSOC International 2016

Post by Will Anderson » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:51 pm

Once you get to the International the Journey will, no doubt, seem worth it! :D Which one of the fleet are you in?


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Re: RSSOC International 2016

Post by peter freeman » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:23 am

We came in the Sabre Will - inter now over and in southern Germany crossing over to Austria today. MB will be used next year.
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