Agree with times, spot on, leaves plenty of time on both coming and going,I take it this is the way you when last year?Sounds ok Belfast/Dublin/Rosslare=Toomato/Tamato/Tomato ,it,s the drive on the main land [The shortest/The best]
I might go earlier this year lads, any chance we can be guaranteed no 5 hour delays at accidents this year though........
The original middle of the night plan would have had us pass Cardiff at approx. 2am iirc. Can't get any easier traffic than that.
Youtube, Carmad, we *just* "missed" the ferry (it was still sitting there, and some of the staff said we were on time, and some didn't...) but the reason I won't go via them again is because of the correspondence and reaction I got when I raised a complaint with them (partially on behalf of us all) and got told to slide on, in about as many words.
We left from Cork last year on the Thursday evening and made the 21.15 ferry. looked around for an orange skoda but no sign. Got off the ferry at about 1 and was nearly the first car off. Pulled in up the road and waited for about 20-30 mins for the skoda and still no sign . It was late and I was tired so drove on into Pembroke and stopped in the corner of the Tesco car park and slept in the car for the night. What an uncomfortable sleep, the seats in the Scimitar don't recline that far. However the full breakfast in Tesco for £3 was nice in the morning when we woke at about 7.30. Drove on at a steady pace and made Haynes Friday afternoon, Thanks to Satnav we didn't get lost. Got the tour of the museum out of the way.
We left the on the Sunday shortly after the award ceremony following Mark's Slamin Merc (Scrape Scrape) we only had to pull in twice. once because I blew a fuse for the cigarette lighter (no cigarette lighter = NO SATNAV) and once when Mark's rear trailing arm come out of its socket .
We left Mark when we hit Cardiff and stayed in the Cardiff holiday inn for the night. Mark drove on to Fishguard I think. Went out for a few pints and found it hard to spend more than £20 between us. was a great night.
Headed off at about 10.30 Monday morning for the 2.30 ferry home. Landed Home in Cork for about 9 and straight to bed cause i had work in the morning.
There is a Cork - Swansea ferry this year which would save me ~500km and 4 hours traveling. But it comes in a whole ~£70 more expensive than taking the Rosslare - Pemb even after fuel costs.
£372.00 return for 2 with cabin which you must get. 10 hour sailing which I don't really like but at least you could have a few drinks and a nap before hitting the road in the morning rather than sleeping in the car. But for £70 I could get a Damm fine B&B in Pembroke. I'll have to see.
Might be able to convince some Bikers along this year didn't see too many there last year.
Good man Joe, good to hear you're still in the land of the living! Just a note on tickets, anyone know if we are classed as "foreign" this year - need to know whether we have to buy tickets or not as we had to buy them on the gate last year