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Awaycation Winter Sun - Revisited

Ferries? Where to go?

I have ruled out Brittany Ferries. The dates I am looking at don't have any pet friendly cabins available and I don't fancy putting Reggie in a kennel for what looks to be a 30 hour crossing!

I am looking at the weeks that the World Cup is on. I have an Arsenal season ticket and the English Premiership is having a break as most clubs will be very short of players! Seems like a good time to be away then!

As it will be November and December I doubt that climate change will have brought the "mediterranean climate" to southern England and Northern France as was claimed some years ago would be here by now. Although we had record breaking heat in the UK this week (July) with the highest ever temperatures recorded at over 40 °C, I doubt that we will have December temperatures hovering between 6 °C to 14 °C like they do in Nice or Barcelona.

It will take some will power to leave Reggie in the Van on the short crossing to Calais or Dunkirk. Eurotunnel is in the region of £360 for the return journey. DFDS is no change, from when I looked last week, at £218. Both include the charge for the checking of the Pet AHC.

The savings over the Shuttle are enough to fill the Van's diesel tank 1.5 times. That would give us about 750 miles of driving. Possibly even more now that fuel prices are starting to come down again!

DFDS have some information on their site about taking pets away - https://www.dfds.com/en-gb/passenger-ferries/passenger-information/pet-travel

I have been looking at places to stay when we are away. If we choose the Côte d'Azur as the destination then we need to go down the eastern side of France. The distance from Calais port to Nice is about 750 miles. Choosing a place further west, such as Narbonne is around 675 miles. Although that route goes right down the middle where it might get a little on the cold side!

So that's another consideration. More to come!

Posted by InvictaMoto 18:41 Archived in France Tagged awaycation_winter_sun_2022

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