ferry to santander

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  1. thefman

    thefman Read Only Funster

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    well after much thought and deliberation for the morocco trip in Sept
    we decided on a return on the ferry to santander.
    i think i can relax a bit instead of bombing down, and it gives us more time chugging home leave on the 24th aug return 3rd oct woo hoo!!!:Laughing:
     
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    Can I ask how much the fare is please?
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    Details Mark and we will book the same date out, but were back a week earlier cos were poor:cry:
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    Enjoy your trip!

    I am told that the Santander route is the best one. Unfortunately because of fuel prices and speed, Portsmouth is much nearer and I am stuck with the pride of Bilbao. it's the mini booze cruisers I don't like.

    The food in the carvery aint that bad tho' as my waistline will confirm!

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    :Rofl1::Rofl1: geo sunday 24th rturn on thursdays .

    i went for an outside cabin tv air con etc. i reckon the diference when you weigh up the cost of fuel, toll fees ,campsites etc is around £300

    the fare is £980


    opinions please

    mark.:Smile:
     
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    Mark P&O or Brittiny and from what port
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    Brittany mate:Smile: Plymouth
     
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    Be carefull at Santander!
    Its basque country!

    Seen as you were talking about bombing!:Rofl1:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1: the basque country is our favourite part of spain:Smile:
     
  10. Geo

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    Booked, credit card severly bruised:Rofl1: £30 more each way for the RV with bike and rack:Doh:
    All we need now is a list of sites and a route sorting Wooooooooooo Hooooooooooo
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    well have a chat at the meet on the 22nd geo and form a cunning plan:Wink::BigGrin:
     
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    Hi I did a bit of calculating a couple of months ago about this route versus Dover-Calais pricewise, to make the calcs easier I assumed 1400miles from Calais to Ray's place and the Bilbao/Santander route would save half this.

    So that's an extra 1400miles there and back plus the ferry which me in fuel cost is going to be in the region of 1100 litres of LPG at €0.70=€770 at 1.20 to the pound gives £641 plus the ferry I have just booked at £117.5, makes total of £758.5

    Add in the tolls which are likely to be around £100+ so at least £860 probably nearer £900 or more depending on the exchange rate and LPG prices. IMO not a worthwhile saving, plus 4 days extra driving, but for me with a wife who hates sailing, and the likelihood of picking the daughter up in France on our return, no choice. :Doh:

    The advantages are if we miss the ferry theirs another one within the hour, :BigGrin: and if we are early, even better, also we have plenty of time to meander down there, unlike some of you guys who have to work for a living.:Rofl1:

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    :Smile:hey olley we've just come back from Spain and it will make a nice change to meander down instead of pedal to the metal:Laughing: look forward to meeting you:thumb:
     
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    Hi Mark,Ian
    glad to see my working out looks the same as yours olley, and with me not having the bennifit of LPG it made even more sense to me
    Mark
    with all this meandering going on, do you think we will ever make Morroco:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    see you on the 22nd i feel its going to be some plan:thumb:
    Geo
     
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    We did plymouth to santander last year . brilliant much better than portsmouth to bilbao as the boat trip is only 18hrs. make sure you plug into the on board electrics on the vehicle deck to keep your fridge/freezer going. word of warning check the polarity as i found them reversed. we travelled down from leeds fri pm stopped at caravan club site near derby elvaston castle then stopped at riverside campsite sat night spent afternoon and sun am in swimnng pool then caught ferry at 2pm sun. You can stop overnight at the terminal as plenty had done when we arived on sun. Bit of a delay at santander, as last time we went all traffic lights used to be at green in santander to get you out of town without stopping. Now all boat trafic is directed along the full length of the docks right onto the motorway complex without even getting the chance to hit town.:Smile::Smile::Smile::Smile:
     
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    Thanks for that cpease all info gladly received, if anyone can recommend sites en route it will be interesting looking them up and plotting our meander through Spain
    Geo:thumb:
     
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    That probably means your maths is as bad as mine.:Doh::Rofl1:

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    Hi knew my maths was crap, only included one way on the tolls, so thats another £100 on the cost.:Sad:

    Olley
     
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    :Eeek: Quit now olley, before you find out Brittany are doing free trips direct to Morroco and Desert Detours is paying us to go:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Geo
     
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    .........."Quit now olley, before you find out Brittany are doing free trips direct to Morroco and Desert Detours is paying us to go
    Geo......"




    Dream on............:BigGrin:.

    Watching all your posts with interest. For those joining the Moroccan Tour there will be an "Up-Date Email" winging your way in a few mo's

    Ray

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