The Dover to Calais Ferry

Well I have to admit what a brilliant service!

We left the hotel this morning at about 630am and made our way 10 miles from the hote to Dover ferry port.


 We were travelling with P&O ferries and what a great all round service we received. We arrived at check in at about 7am and were not due to travel until 835am but had got there just over an hour before we were due to depart as requested. On arrival at the check in we were surprised to be asked if we’d like to leave on the earlier ferry which was due to depart at 735 which was really good, meaning we could spend more time in France.

We of course agreed and boarded!

Once on board we made our way to the food hall where we ordered breakfast. As usual I went to get the food whilst Mrs and the three kids went and sat down. I ordered three breakfasts and some croissants but clearly didn’t have enough hands to carry them. Luckily one of the very helpful members of staff helped me carry my food to the til where I was met by the wife.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank P&O for their very helpful staff !

Dover the Journey to Normandy

So the time has come when we pack up and make the long journey to La Cote De Nacre in Normandy.

Unfortunately I had an appointment this morning and so we were unable to leave as early as I would have liked.

We packed up last night and at around 2pm we left the SouthWest of the UK to head to Dover.

It’s our first time on the Dover to Calais crossing as we normally travel from Plymouth to Roscoff.

The journey was great bearing in mind it’s Easter weekend. All the traffic was heading in the opposite direction and there were no accidents or significant delays.

We arrived at our hotel for the night which is th Ramada Inn at Dover. Although not overly pricey I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the hotel. The reception was inviting and the reataurant and bar seemed popular and pleasant.



 I’d booked two rooms which have two double beds in ech and an interconnecting door between them. The beds were very comfy and the facilities were also very good. I will upload some photos shortly but I have to admit I’m impressed by the closeness to the ferry port and the overall standard. 

Watch this space for more about our trip to France!

Carnac Standing Stones – Brittany 2013

In the summer of 2013 the family went off the Le Clarys Plage in the Vendee and traveled across the English Channel from Plymouth to Roscoff.

When our holiday came to an end we had to drive back up to Roscoff and as our ferry crossing was at night we decided to take the scenic route back up to Brittany and see some of the sights.
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