Late Winter runners to the Sun

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  1. Red Dragon

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    Hi
    I'am thinking of doing a runner to the Sun,hope to leave UK about 8th Feb Poole/Portsmouth to Gijon/Santander. Then south till I reach the Sea, never done the run before so its trial and error:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    I have no fixed plans,:Cool:just looking and learning:Cool:
    I also have a green card insurance (Feb/March) to cover Morocco should I get that far:Rofl1:

    If you got itchy feet you can TAG-along or wander off when ever you like.:thumb:
     
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    Following on from another thread, I am very interested in this and it falls nicely with my need to get some sun and get away. Main thing for me is to firm up a date so to book the boat so will see if others have a requirement for a particular port/date from/to.
    As I live just north of The M4 jnc.13, Portsmouth/Southampton/Pool are much the same to me. I will look at some prices. What sort of duration are we looking at 2,4,6,8 weeks.
    Steve.

    Best price so far £616 Poole/Gijon return
     
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  3. Red Dragon

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    Hi Steve
    Duration wise for me it will be 6-8 weeks,if there are others interested then great, not bothered which port ( as long as it goes to Spain ) not bothered either way, if its a return booking, or home via France.:thumb:

    Will be happy to go with any suggestions as to route or destinations.................as long as we go SOUTH:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Out of interest, i booked to return to the UK on Brittany Ferries, from Santander to Portsmouth. £554 one way. Then i saw LD lines, Santander to Poole, £294. Guess which i am booked on. Then of course i have the IOM Steam Racket to get home. That will be more than any of these.

    Craig
     
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    Hi Craig
    Yeah the ferry price return from Poole is not a bad price,as for the Steam Racket i will book it as a return then change the date when I know better the return date:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Its cheaper even paying the admin charge £10:Eeek:
     
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    With LDlines a single out is £308 and a single back is..... £308. I quiet like the idea of leaving the return open having to go back the same way can be boring and if into east Spain a long drive in the wrong direction.
     
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    Hi Steve,

    Good on you, get yourself down here,and the other Steve ( justlooking), I have been at Camping Villasol Benidorm, for 6 weeks now and the weather has been mainly great, plenty of Funsters here, and many going down to Bella Vista meet, with some of the Funsters in Morocco at present returning for it as well,

    Be good to see you both again,

    Ken
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    Meant to mention that Pete ( knuckledragger) and myself went from Portsmouth to Le Havre with LD Lines, good price pete paid about £70, mine was £49.50 ( 6 metres ) booked one way only, no idea when coming back !!!!!!
     
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    We're running to the sun at the moment. Weather absolutely awful throughout France. Friday was probably the worst ever with non-stop rain from Poitier to Pamplona. Today we've moved on to Zaragoza in bright sunshine and 18degrees. I've just taken the dog for her night-time walk without a coat. It's a sudden and dramatic change for the better.
    Let's hope the coast is better still, we go on to Valencia in the morning.
     
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    Hi Steve and Steve. Plenty of Funsters down in Spain. Come on down and join the fun.:thumb:
     
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    OK we will be just one day ahead of you. We expect to be in Zahora on the 10th, to try and see why Dame Penelope and Sir Rex keep returning. Get your ass into gear and we'll see you there.

    Hint: Stop just outside the port then Plasencia then Zahora - Easy. Spain is quite small top to bottom.

    Tough luck if you like sweet white Spanish wine, old-mo has drunk it all. But we'll come up with Plan B.
     
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  11. Red Dragon

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    Hi Steve
    I agree with you on the single fare idea,it gives you the option of going down the SW and coming home in the opposite direction nice one,
    For me I'am going to go, so you up for it?:thumb::BigGrin:
     
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    Oh yes! just need a date to book outward trip.:Cool: Then a few days to make sure I've got everything and tell the wife iam off for a few days:cry: so down to you.

    Looks like it will be Tuesday 11th as the sailing days are Tuesdays & Fridays 12.00 noon Poole
     
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    Hi Steve
    Looks like we have the start of a plan:thumb:
    So we book a single,was that Poole/Gijon if yes are we booking the 8th Feb?
     
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    Hi Steve
    Just tried booking that date but its coming up with the 11th
     
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    Yep see post above Tues. 11th is good with me
     
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    Hi Steve
    OK will book for Poole/Gijon 11th Feb
     
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    OK ITS BOOKED.......................Poole/Gijon 11th Feb:thumb:
     
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    Yes also booked, just noticed ive put wrong reg no.:Doh: so will have to get that changed...... I got soo excited. she sails at 12.00 so what time do we need to turn up.
     
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    Ok great
    Not sure about arrival time,but I might travel down on the Monday and then overnight on there carpark,somebody on here said they charge a £5, unless Steve you have another idea thats better:BigGrin:
     
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    I think I saw somewhere 90mins before sailing but I don't like leaving things to the last minute if I can help it so will be there a couple of hrs before. pm me for my phone No. sometime soon so we can talk. I might even meet you there Monday night then its an easy day.:Smile:
     
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