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11-11-2016 4:40 pm  #1


day trip eurotunnel

Just back ,took advantage of the £23 return offer to do some stocking up.

Terrible drive down on thursday,loads of hold ups until we reached the M25 that was suprisingly clear.

On to the train fairly quickly and up to adinkirke,called at pidou in dunkirk which has some good offers,beer and wine,the beer saint omer 500ml cans were actually cheaper than real tabac.

Real tabac have opened some new premises at the pub outlet,good parking at the rear aswell.

Back into calais for our wine and our drive through the 'jungle',no signs of any illegals and very quiet.

Back to the tunnel and an hour delay,straight through passport control and a pleasant ukbf scanned passports and handed back without a problem,unusual as my passport normally flags something up ha ha, dIversions round the search areas and seemed quite busy,but we drove straight through,waiting a hour for next train is made a bit more easy as its free wifi so passes the time.

Stayed in folkestone for the night and was at our hotel for 9.00pm ,just in time to catch a local fish and chip shop round the corner,and we ate our supper on the seafront.

Clear run all the way home with no hold ups.


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11-11-2016 6:29 pm  #2


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Glad all went well.

Are they still diverting you off the m/way near the border? It seems like that is the new hotspot for migrants attacking vehicles according to various tweets I've been reading.

 


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11-11-2016 7:39 pm  #3


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yes there was a diversion on the way back from adinkirke,straight off,round the roundabout,and straight back on,no police or anyone else around so inconvinient but straightforward,but was around 7.oopm french time.


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01-12-2016 8:46 pm  #4


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Just back ,took advantage of the £23 return offer to do some stocking up.

Thought about this, but the T&c seemed to imply you had to catch the correct train...  Wondering if you found this or did it let you catch earlier/later ones?

 

02-12-2016 8:07 am  #5


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no problems catching earlier or later trains either way,i always book later trains though just in case,always get there quite a bit earlier so normally catch an earlier train there and back.


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02-12-2016 9:39 am  #6


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Went through Chunnel on Wednesday using £23 offer
Arrived early on way out but had long wait until actual booked time. Caught earlier crossing on way back.
As has been previously stated traffic to France being diverted off autoroute and back on via roundabout - no delays as used canal road,
Back street Real giving £1 per carton off cigs as exchange rate marginally improved
Construction work at Coquelles after UK border post.
After over 51 years this may be last ever time we take car to France - feeling my age at 81

When booking we were advised not to arrive late as lose crossing.


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02-12-2016 4:11 pm  #7


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Thanks for the info, I will make sure only to use those sorts of offers if planning a trip that I can be more flexible on time than a quick dash there and back. 

It is a bit sad to think you might be hanging up the old GB sticker nadger. 

 

02-12-2016 6:03 pm  #8


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Nadger 


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