Travels

I’m in London until Monday, so posting might be light or non-existent. No particular reason for me visiting other than it’s been a while and it would be nice to see some folk. I’ll be meeting some of the Samizdata lot on Saturday evening, which promises to induce a ferocious hangover on Sunday.

Highlight of my journey was feeding my outdated fiver into the change machine in the cross-channel ferry and getting coins in return. That’s saved me a trip to the Bank of England, having missed the cut-off date by a week or two.

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  1. I’d rather like to own one of the Bank of England fivers of my childhood – large white things, if I remember correctly. Not that I ever owned one. A ten bob note was probably as far as I got. Brown, they were. I’ve still got a farthing, somewhere.

  2. Taking the motor, how long is the journey from Paris to London using the ferry?

    You should do a post on why London civil projects are better than French ones, anything from Holborn Viaduct to the Thames Barrier will do.

    I haven’t had a hangover for 20 months, can’t say that I am missing them either.

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  4. Taking the motor, how long is the journey from Paris to London using the ferry?

    Yes, I took the car.

    3 hours Paris to Calais, either via A1 or A16. I prefer the A16.
    1.5 hours ferry crossing (Eurotunnel is 35 mins, but usually more expensive)
    1.5 hours Dover to London

  5. Better spend those coins before 15th October if they are the old ones!

    Thank for the heads-up! I fed them into an Oyster machine. 🙂

  6. “3 hours Paris to Calais, either via A1 or A16. I prefer the A16.
    1.5 hours ferry crossing (Eurotunnel is 35 mins, but usually more expensive)
    1.5 hours Dover to London”

    That’s a far shorter journey time than I thought it would be, my youthful memories of long drives and long channel crossings have been surpassed.

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