Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Leaving the continent


Left Cherbourg without the best of memories. The manager of the Ibis hotel refused to pay for the doctor they ordered for me after becoming ill from a meal from their kitchen: "I'm not responsible for my guests". Couldn't even get the cost of the meal deducted from the bill ... the manager only left the option of complaining to Accor (the hotel group that owns Ibis, Mercure, ...).

This picture is on the ferry in Cherbourg port, just before 9am. Travellers were asked to check-in at least 90 minutes before departure, but no one turned up from Brittany Ferries to man the entrance gates till less than an hour before departure, so we were left huddled in our cars unnecessarily as the temperature hovered around freezing.

Thankfully it was a very very smooth voyage to Portsmouth, and we were London bound by 1.45pm. Posted by Picasa

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