Dunkirk, any problems?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by vin0114, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. vin0114

    vin0114 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2014
    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    659
    Location:
    Sheffield
    We're going over next week, has anyone heard any news opr been that way recently as there is nothing on the DFDS site?
     
  2. scousebird

    scousebird Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Messages:
    13,570
    Likes Received:
    20,533
    Location:
    South East Kent
    Haven't heard anything locally about any trouble in Dunkirk although there is a growing camp somewhere near the port according to our local news a few weeks back.
     
  3. sylvester1954

    sylvester1954 Funster

    Joined:
    May 24, 2014
    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    362
    Location:
    North Devon
    Drove off the ferry last Monday and not so much as a gendarme or customs official in sight as we drove through the port....didn't even see a gate ! Certainly no evidence of migrants hanging around.
     
  4. magicsurfbus

    magicsurfbus Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,490
    Likes Received:
    8,227
    Location:
    NW England
    There was that bit of bother in May 1940 but since then it's been fairly quiet.
     
    • Like Like x 26
  5. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,642
    Likes Received:
    15,230
    Location:
    notloB
    Oh that good news, must have settled down now eh?
     
  6. Wildbill

    Wildbill Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    7,071
    Likes Received:
    12,031
    Location:
    Goole funster top up and elsan point
    we were there a few weeks ago never seen any problems or herd of any we stayed near the dunes never seen any migrants
    bill
     
  7. gus-lopez

    gus-lopez Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    4,358
    Likes Received:
    7,920
    Location:
    Lorca,Murcia,Spain
    There have never been any problems at Dunkirk, or migrants.
    The 'camp ' which was housing some few hundred economic migrants , most paid 1500€ to receive 2 attempts at entering UK & were transported to Calais by British smuggling gangs , was about 30kms inland from Dunkirk.
    The Gendarmes cleared it,& everyone, last week.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. vin0114

    vin0114 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2014
    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    659
    Location:
    Sheffield
    cheers all will pass on, I was a wee twinkle in me dads eye in 1940 although he was workin on my older brother John at that time:):):):)
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  9. rosalan

    rosalan Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2013
    Messages:
    778
    Likes Received:
    680
    Location:
    Beds
    Now you have let the cat out of the bag they will all be rushing there. Many of them carry androids and tablets and will read this.
    So..
    مرحبا كنت الفصول المسلمين، لا يوجد شيء يستحق الذهاب إلى دونكيرك ل.
    That should save you!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  10. gus-lopez

    gus-lopez Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    4,358
    Likes Received:
    7,920
    Location:
    Lorca,Murcia,Spain
    ونعود الى كاليه.(y):LOL:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Tootles

    Tootles Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    8,948
    Likes Received:
    30,798
    Location:
    Lancaster
    I have heard that the Luftwaffe have been strafing the beaches, but apart from that, no problems. (y)
     
    • Like Like x 4
  12. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,642
    Likes Received:
    15,230
    Location:
    notloB
    Thanks for the up to the minute info Tootes, I hope they have run out of ammo by the time we arrive in June next year (y):LOL:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. sylvester1954

    sylvester1954 Funster

    Joined:
    May 24, 2014
    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    362
    Location:
    North Devon
    Can one overnight in the ferry port car park in Dunkirque...read some old comments on the web saying it is possible and as we have a 6am sailing be easier if we could stop there?
     
  14. Sundowners

    Sundowners Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2007
    Messages:
    2,345
    Likes Received:
    1,403
    Location:
    Suffolk
    Yes, we stayed 4 nights in September waiting for our ferry. I believe we saw a sign you can park for 15 days. We parked as far from the terminal building as you can. We did see some potential migrants hanging around the dunes the day we arrived, but they were gone the next day - I wonder where they ended up????
     
  15. SUGGY

    SUGGY Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Messages:
    893
    Likes Received:
    1,629
    Location:
    scunthorpe
    we are hoping to go over in about 10 days time , using Tesco vouchers for the ferry or does anyone have a DFDS discount code ?
     
  16. vin0114

    vin0114 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2014
    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    659
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Sorry Suggy, have a good trip to Moroc(y)
     
  17. SUGGY

    SUGGY Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Messages:
    893
    Likes Received:
    1,629
    Location:
    scunthorpe
    DFDS ..... Not able to use Tesco vouchers as they do not allow motorhomes to use them ,.... Ferry prices higher and times early AM very late PM ,
    ( also they require 28 days notice to use Tesco vouchers) ,


    Eurotunnel require 14 days notice ... on Tesco Vouchers

    Eurotunnel over £180 return

    So have gone with P & O .... £112 inc return , good daylight crossing times both ways .
     
  18. gus-lopez

    gus-lopez Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    4,358
    Likes Received:
    7,920
    Location:
    Lorca,Murcia,Spain
    Yes as Sundowners said no longer than 15 days though .:LOL:
     
  19. Langtoftlad

    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,612
    Likes Received:
    3,887
    Location:
    Langtoft, South Lincs
    BBCNews at 1pm today:
    From just a few tents weeks ago, the camp has grown to 3000 and is anticipated to maybe reach 10,000 :eek:.
    Despite local attempts to prevent another 'Calais', they seem to have given into the inevitable and are now allowing supplies in for charities to build "better" accommodation for humanitarian reasons.
     
  20. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,782
    Likes Received:
    6,034
    Location:
    Sarth London
    Heard on news that they are building a migrant centre there...
     
Loading...

Share This Page