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May 21, 2011 - Dover, England

The white cliffs are beautiful. We were surprised at how small the port is. We had to use pounds and pence here instead of euros. We took the ship shuttle bus to Dover castle. While standing in line to get in, we met Keith and Marge from Australia. We were all told the castle opened at 9:00 AM but it didn’t. Mac and Ginny were first in line because they walked up and thought it opened early. We all waited till 10:00 AM when it really opened. Commanding the shortest sea crossing between England and the continent, Dover Castle has a long and...

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Jan 3, 2011 - Rhineland 1999

Our second day saw our arrival at the Channel Ferry Terminal, and a rush to get on board the ship, as we had arrived just in time! Following the precession of vehicles in to the loading bay, we are tucked in between trucks, cars, and other coaches. For the first time since Grantham services, we are allowed off of the coach to stretch our legs, get some food and "relax" in the passenger areas. Going up a massive set of steel steps up the side wall of the vehicle hold, we get up to the passenger areas, and generally mill about. It only takes...

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Dec 26, 2010 - Dover to London

Before we know it, the white cliffs of Dover are soon sliding past the ferry as we begin to pull into the port. a short wait and we're soon on the road to London, about 1 1/2 hours drive. By tinme we are arriving in London, the sun is going down, so apart from a glimpse of the skyline from a distance, not much of an opportunity to wonder at the sights of the city. By the time we grab a bite to eat and then drop Sam off at the Contiki Hotel, it's well dark as we head off to our own hotel for the night (Romford).

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European adventure

Dec 26, 2010 - Dover to London

Before we know it, the white cliffs of Dover are soon sliding past the ferry as we begin to pull into the port. a short wait and we're soon on the road to London, about 1 1/2 hours drive. By tinme we are arriving in London, the sun is going down, so apart from a glimpse of the skyline from a distance, not much of an opportunity to wonder at the sights of the city. By the time we grab a bite to eat and then drop Sam off at the Contiki Hotel, it's well dark as we head off to our own hotel for the night (Romford).

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Jan 7, 2010 - Click Your Way on Ferry to France!

How frequently have you thought of taking lovely photographs on your way to France on a ferry ride? It is an exhilarating experience to enjoy photography onboard your ferry to France. There are several picturesque subjects on the journey that can be framed. You can take the photographs of the mesmerising sea waves, or the playing dolphins in the channel waters. You can also take photographs of the colourful environment onboard the ferry. These can be of your co-passengers, or the restaurant of the ferry, or the swimming pool onboard. Many...

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Ferry way is my way

Dec 5, 2009 - The Captivating Ferries to France

Ferries to France are good alternatives to the planes when it comes to travelling to France. Many people consider the ferries to be the best mode of transport in terms of expenses and convenience. While travelling to France by ferries people enjoy the scenic beauty of the sea and the sky. This is an engrossing experience that can’t be felt in case of air travel. Besides, people who take ferries to France anticipate exciting events in the course of their travel via waterway, like capturing photographs of dolphins. Some of the travellers...

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Ferry way is my way

Nov 5, 2009 - The Fares/Pricing of Ferries to France

The increase in demand for ferry travel in between UK and mainland Europe has led to a number of ferry operators plying ferries on a number of different routes. When it comes to travelling out of the UK onboard ferries, France is surely the most common destination. Since there is a large variety in terms of aspects such as routes, duration, services offered, etc, there is no fixed fare that you can expect to find for ferries to France. The factors that would essentially affect the fare of the crossing include the distance and the services...

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Ferry way is my way

Sep 3, 2009 - Ferries from Dover to France: Options Aplenty

There are a number of options when it comes to travelling by ferry from Dover into France. While the introduction of the Eurotunnel did have a little effect on the Dover ferry business, an increasing number of people are now back to using ferries to get into France. It takes around half an hour to drive from Ramsgate to Dover. Dover is the port that is closest to France and is also amongst the busiest port for passengers in the whole of Europe. More than sixty ferries depart from Dover each day, with almost an equal number coming in. In...

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Ferry way is my way

Aug 8, 2009 - Itinerary gets demolished on first day!

Upon arrival in Dunkerque we needed diesel. So the hunt began. We soon located an out of town business park with a massive hyper marche for obligatory bread stick, wine, beer and cheese. The staple diet of the gods! A full fridge and full tank of diesel it was off in the direction of Oostend and then on to Luxembourg. Weather got progressively worse, with the morning mist clearing to reveal more fog! So after lunch at an Aire we sacked off staying at campsite and decided to motor on, see where we ended up! Well this turned into an epic...

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Aug 7, 2009 - Dover 6am...hmmmm

6am! M: Just leaving Dover, had a few hours kip in the marina in Dover prior to boarding. Very foggy this morning to cross the busiest shipping lane in the world but thankfully the sea is like a mirror! Myrtle ran a dream on the way down, sits nicely around 65 - 70mph until you get to a hill, then its drop off time, lack of a turbo! Even the Royal Mail trucks were overtaking us. Bit of a long haul to Dover as we didn't leave until late in the evening. 2.30am we arrived and found the marina full of motor homes. Quickly parked up and within...

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Sep 7, 2008 - A visit to Dover

Dover is a port town where you can catch a ferry to France but I think is probably more famous for its white cliffs. The castle sits high above the water and offers incredible views of the town below and the English Channel beyond. Underneath the castle lies secret wartime tunnels, which we saw on a guided tour. I guess they are not such a big secret anymore. The first level of tunnels was built when the Brits thought Napoleon was going to invade. He never arrived there but they made good use of the tunnels during the Second World War and...

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Jun 22, 2008 - Dover desembarkation, end of cruise

Can't believe the cruise went that fast, and I don't mean the speed of the ship either! Our Butler and Concierge out did themselves, we had a flawless disembarkation from the ship. Maybe a little too fast. The train ride into London was somewhat uneventful, with the exception of seeing windmills atop a highrise in London. Windmills were seen throughtout our trip, mainly in harbor or shallow water, but on top of a building!

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My Baltic Adventure

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