Trapped in Dover !!!!

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  1. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Horrendous weather in Calais today, the 90 min ferry took 3. Hours.! Force 8 gale. Ferry had problem docking. Snow covering port, no gritters so trucks getting stuck.!
    Finally out of port and roads are a mess, trucks stuck everywhere.
    Lucky we are in the van and have pulled onto marine drive!!
    Was looking forward to a night in my comfy bed.. Seems like night 64 in the motorhome.
    Luckily turkish delight hot chocolate is at hand....
     
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    You have my sympathy

    Regards

    From a very mild Bonterra
     
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    That'll teach you to stay out there so long.:Rofl1:
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    How i wish i was in Benidorm or Morocco..

    ps.. Bonus.. just found a BT wifi link so got internet via my Fon..:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Ive got a few mates supposed to be working on the roads in Dover tonight,they are stuck in the back of the works van,shocking weather.Hope you have a peaceful night.
     
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    French had a strike yesterday too
     
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    Hastings was bad today, no phones or broadband at warehouse and only Royal Mail and TNT collected today. Interlinks van was in a ditch!

    Peter
     
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    Polish truck just pulled up... ! more company...

    Local driver just told me he lives up "the hill" but cant make it home so he's booked into a hotel... :Doh:

    Hope we dont have to break into any of the "stash". lol
     
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    ... I suppose it's better than being "Lost in France"!!! :Laughing:
     
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    Doesn't sound good. We cross tomorrow. Hope the snow in the tunnel isn't too deep and the train doesn't pitch too much in the cross winds.
    Is there a smiley which suggests touching wood?:Wink:
     
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    Check the weather now and later.. i have local radio on and its seems a problem even up as far as the M25.. Good luck...
     
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    M20 still shut at the moment a friend of mine is stuck at the round tunnels in Folkestone
     
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    trying to convince the wife its bed time.. :Wink::Wink::Wink:

    She's having none of it... :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Surely the bed in your van is at least as comfortable as the one in the static brick shed Steve?

    JJ:Cool:
     
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    no. JJ. the van is one made up from a U lounge.. I got a nice 6 foot wide one waiting for me at home... However the views are usually better from the van and change regular.. :thumb:
     
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    Look on the bright side - you didn't drive off the ferry in a steamed up saloon car with two sweaty mutinous teenagers in the back whose last meal was crisps and whose mobile phone batteries are running flat. I remember once being stuck in a long ferry queue during a French fishermens' blockade, looking down into the car next to us and thinking it's times like this when camper vans come into their own.
     
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    Oh well.. A restless night with the wind and sea noise...
    Better than the poor sods who had to sleep in their cars..
    Fingers crossed some gritters have been out...
     
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    I hope you manage to get out of town and up that hill Steve. :thumb:

    Good luck,

    Jock.
     
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    Just Been watching bbc news don't hold your breath till after lunch
    Bet you didn't expect this for a home coming
    O and welcome home
     
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