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26/7/2015 at 8:04pm
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Ok booked onto one in a couple of weeks and in the ferry club with which you get free breakfast. What sort of time do people go to breakfast allowing time to eat just before arrving in france ?


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26/7/2015 at 8:10pm
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They have an automatic alarm (music) an hour before docking. we usually get up then, a quick shower and get our few bits together then go for a leisurely breakfast. When we travelled a couple of weeks ago even though what was on our trays was more than the 7.90 allowance we were just waved through.
You have to vacate your cabin 30 minutes before docking.

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26/7/2015 at 9:10pm
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1.5 hours before docking. Me & him get up & shower. Get up them (x3) & shower. All dressed & up to breakfast. Sit down for 15 min's then it starts to get really busy in the restaurant. Slowly wander back to cabin, do teeth, last wees check bags. Up and watch the boat dock (my 3 year old calls 'the fairy' - keep reminding him it's a ferry)


26/7/2015 at 9:11pm
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Breakfast started at 530 today. The auto alarm went at 615 and we docked about 715. Hope this helps :)

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26/7/2015 at 9:22pm
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Got up at the last minute when the voice said Please vacate your cabins, blearily had black coffee in the bar, drove ashore.


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26/7/2015 at 9:33pm
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The Brittany ferry breakfast is fab but last yr we didn't have enough time to eat it!


26/7/2015 at 10:51pm
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Thats good to know, we are due in france at 6:45 so looks like we are getting up at 5:00 for a bit of brekkie.

Im on early shifts at work that week starting at that time so my body clock will be adjusted unlike the rest of the family !

Thanks guys.


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26/7/2015 at 10:52pm
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I wouldn't leave it until the alarm goes off. Suggest getting up about 1 hr 30 mins before docking.


27/7/2015 at 8:45am
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We left it until the alarm went off and had plenty of time. Portsmouth to Caen.


28/7/2015 at 8:13pm
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Last year we (I) changed our clocks to French time before we went to bed and got up about 30 minutes before brekkie started to have a quick shower, etc. We arrived at the restaurant 5 minutes before they opened or so we thought! Times for brekkie were in UK time so we had a 65 minute wait! Hey Ho, I was in trouble!

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28/7/2015 at 11:05pm
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Well that's confusing, when they say it arrives at 6:45 is that French or UK time ? I assumed it was French time, is that correct ?


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29/7/2015 at 8:01am
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I think that is French time.

What dates are you at Le pin? We have friends there at the moment (for 5 weeks) with a Cabanon Neptune!

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29/7/2015 at 9:17am
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We are there from next Friday. Our Neptune is easy to recognise as it has a patch on the roof.


29/7/2015 at 5:14pm
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We're arriving on the 13th, pitch 30, feel free to come and say hi if your passing, or even if your not passing!

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