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A booze cruise! #763442
06/12/22 06:49 PM
06/12/22 06:49 PM
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We did a Dover-Calais booze cruise yesterday for the first time in decades. All in all the duty free savings were typically 40-50% and a superb lunch was enjoyed in Calais. What really struck me though was the bureaucracy coming back on the French side. We had to present our passports three times at different booths -
1. Checking in to the sailing
2. For the French to insert an exit stamp
3. UK Border Force check.

Then our boot was checked for illegal immigrants.

Heaven help anyone coming back from a skiing break at half term it’s going to be chaos.

P.s.
watching the news just now it struck me that many were worried that Corbyn would drag is back to the 70’s politically speaking, and yet here we are anyway with strikes everywhere and double digit inflation looming.


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Re: A booze cruise! [Re: IMHO] #763444
06/12/22 07:02 PM
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Aren't you forgetting a couple of recent events thinking


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Re: A booze cruise! [Re: IMHO] #763448
06/12/22 07:14 PM
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yes and I'm puzzled as to where you put all this bargain booze and possible immigrants in your M3W laugh2


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Re: A booze cruise! [Re: IMHO] #763450
06/12/22 07:33 PM
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Coming back from Belgium in the Coupe (via the chunnel) I got a passport inspection by the British Border Force and waved through. I might have had a few bottles in the back from a supermarket. It was good value compared to the UK still.


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Re: A booze cruise! [Re: +8Rich] #763451
06/12/22 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by +8Rich
yes and I'm puzzled as to where you put all this bargain booze and possible immigrants in your M3W laugh2

Perhaps utilising the Moody 41 ? innocent


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Re: A booze cruise! [Re: CooperMan] #763452
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Originally Posted by CooperMan
Originally Posted by +8Rich
yes and I'm puzzled as to where you put all this bargain booze and possible immigrants in your M3W laugh2

Perhaps utilising the Moody 41 ? innocent

Ferry good innocent


Regards Richard

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Re: A booze cruise! [Re: +8Rich] #763489
07/12/22 08:55 AM
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On the few occasions I have driven back to Blighty from France I have had zero problems on the French side. Pretty much no checks, just smiles and "bon voyage"! Anyone would think it had something to do with a LHD car and French plates 🤔


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Re: A booze cruise! [Re: IMHO] #763491
07/12/22 09:07 AM
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The last time I came back through Calais the french police officer insisted I open the boot on the +4.


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Re: A booze cruise! [Re: IMHO] #763492
07/12/22 09:13 AM
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