Anyone had a rough channel crossing today?

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  1. laneside

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    We parked on the cliff tops at Bologne last night, a real good aire if you are not familiar with it,

    The picture shows the waves coming over the harbour wall last night as it was blowing a hoolie, so much so we had to lower our sat. dish and the van rocked us gently to sleep.


    Boy were we glad we were booked to come under the channel today and not sail across it
     
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    My friend that works on P & O Dover-Calais ferries said they were bouncing around all over the place :Rofl1:
     
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    Came back from France while ago with a biker gang ,the upstairs cafe was flooded,optics fell off behind the bar, everyone looked green:Eeek:

    Using the loo was tricky:cry:
     
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    We had a smooth crossing a couple of weeks ago on the boat.

    But the best thing about the tunnel it only goes up and down once :thumb::thumb:
     
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    That will be the UK on weather warning now the soggies are back:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    When I was a kid back in the 60s we crossed the channel in a Force 8 Gale on one of the old Free Enterprise ferries. No-one in our family got seasick so we were the only family in the restaurant for a meal. The stacks of plates on the buffet were toppling onto the floor, the waiters were falling over, and our soup was slopping over the edge of the dishes with each roll of the ship.

    When I went for a wee I couldn't get near the urinal for puking passengers. I finally found a gap and I remember this green-faced bloke muttering 'Be as quick as you can son".

    It took forever to moor the ferry at Calais because it was so choppy in the dock.

    No crossing I've experienced since has been as rough as that one was.
     
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    We parked on the cliff tops at Bologne last night, a real good aire if you are not familiar with it,

    yes we were there in september, no one came for any money so we stayed there 2 nights for free and in the bar accross the road at night
     
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    Well I went down to the sea in Sagres, Portugal last night and it was blowing so strong that every wild camper with a dish had it wound down tight.

    One of them had been there so long it had grass growing up through the wheel arches.
     
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    Do they still park in the Nausica car park tho cos that is cheaper.We looked at that last year thought it were a bit sloping.:Smile::Smile::Smile:
     
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    Not sure about all of it but certainly saw signs banning campervans down there.

    They have made a big aire at the top of the hill with nice views back to the harbour and town at 5 euros per night but 3 euros to get any water from the bourne---very handy though at about 24Km from the chunnel
     
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    How did you pay , as I said no one came for any money while we were there but it was a bit out of season, and yeah real nice place good views and plenty of secluded sites, and the folks in the bar were very friendly, there was an English football match on when we were there and they turned the tele over for us to watch it:Smile:
     
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    A local lettered up van came at about 6.45 pm complete with receipt book
     
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    Oi Just listen here young Gerry, after spending almost 8 months on the continent we no longer know what wet weather is :thumb:
     
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    Welcome back Alan and Lynda

    Just to update you - only 44 more working days to retirement !:Smile:

    Kind regards

    Kath and Howie
     
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    Alan... ...Glad you liked the Aire... sorry about the water not being in the price...and the chippy closed... but it does have a nice view...
     
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    Hi alan and Linda

    We cross via tunnel on the 28th have you the gps for the aire. We are at Anna's at the moment in the sun !

    glad you arrived safely,

    Lesley
     
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    Can't miss it on the coast road just before the town from Calais
     
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    Hi Leslie-----the co-ordinates for the aire at Boulogne for you and anyone else of course:-

    N 50 deg 44.645 mins E 001 deg 35.842 mins

    Have a safe trip
     
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    Thanks hope to see you soon
     
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