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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-05-2020, 14:45
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Even though the tunnel puts us in the wrong part of the UK and it makes it an even more lengthy journey from here, we have already decided to use the tunnel when we next travel - preferable to stay in our car for 1 hour than 10 hours on a sealed ferry....... with an unknown number of people in various states of health.

It's just not worth the risk for us of using BF for a considerable time.
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We would not travel France as we have cats. We are coming from the Algarve.
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We would not travel France as we have cats. We are coming from the Algarve.
We have a dog and we find the Tunnel the best way to transport her. She just stays in the vehicle with us.

One of the reasons, this year, we stayed faithful to the tunnel for our return journey was because of our nervousness at being on what is, in effect, a budget cruise ship. We had considered the ferry to be a possibility for a quick exit from Spain but decided that staying in our car all through France was safer. We were proved right.
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We only use the tunnel, because of Shadow

I couldn’t relax with him in kennels or in the van alone

If we didn’t have him I’d enjoy a ferry........I think

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You can get pet friendly cabins, Sandra. We have never managed to secure one but we have been learning the best way to go about it. If I told you how to do (possibly) do it I would have to kill you
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I know, but we are unlikely to do the Santander route again particularly with Shadow

We were offered one on the return trip from Spain once, last minute but inflated price as you would imagine

A pet friendly cabin would be good at night, but he’s quite jittery during the day with people and dogs milling around

I think he’s either deaf or has over developed selective hearing , he’s easily startled in strange situations

I think a long ferry trip is wasted when you have a dog to worry about, otherwise it could be a mini cruise and quite enjoyable

A quick tunnel crossing suits him better, even then he’s not happy about people passing so close to the van windows

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