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    Default Doesnt happen very often..

    I donít often make mistakes, but when I do, they tend to be maximum impact ones that take effect on anyone who has ever come across me in their life.

    But even rarer, is when I make a **** up, that turns out to be a blessing in disguise, or in some cases, a piece of luck that is straight out of a magic book, but that is exactly what happened a short while ago in Dunkerque.


    Not sure if you are all aware or not, but Seafrance are on strike and have been for the last week, and will be until at least Tuesday, so its making getting across the channel very interesting indeed!

    So, i rolls into Dunkerque this morning at 0930, and gets told at the booth that i have missed the 10am boat, but am on the 1200, but its very busy. Not too worry, still not too bad. So, i goes thru French and British Passport/Custom's control, and heads off to lane 3, or so i thought. I was actually in lane 2! Sh!t! Well, i gets to the front of Lane 2, and the Marshall at the front of the lane takes my boarding card and waves me on, while all the other trucks that have booked on the 1200 in front of me sit and wait. And there they sat when i was eating my breakfast sailing out of Dunkerque Harbour!! Not bad, less than 15 minutes from entering the Docks to leaving the port, i was the very last truck on the boat!

    Its not often you drop a bollock and gain from it, so i will happily take this one without apology or embarrasment!!

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    Great result there Bigman,it does happen sometime to all of us,it was obviouslty your turn today........

    As the saying goes "Fall in sh*t coming out smelling of roses"........

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    good result bigman. Was on the Dover/Calais route (P&O ferries, only in the Vectra though) last Saturday and getting over to France was busy, but getting back was a 4 hour delay! Theres not many things on the quayside when waiting to board a ferry, to keep you amused! would have been better if we could have driven straight on, but no. We Sat on the side, waiting to board for AGES!

    On the way out of Dover, we saw Op stack in place, must be demoralising to know you are driving towards a truck-park to sit there for hours and hours.

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    I am quite lucky mate, I have to clear Customs every trip, so we bypass Operation Stack much to the great annoyance of all the other trucks sat in it, and once we have cleared customs, we just go straight round for a boat, thus missing all the fun of sitting on the M20 for hours!

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    Well done there....

    Terran

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