September 17, 2011

A PHOTO FOR THE WEEKEND

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The last time we boarded the train to cross the channel, we were the first car to be directed to the upper deck.  We were very tired after a long drive and now we were completely alone.

Driving the full length of the empty train was a weird sensation.  Almost like being in one of those space movies where you are drawn down into some strange and distant planet, swooping and diving between tall and oppressive buildings.  Then an alien stepped out in front of us to stop us before we hit the wall at the end ~ a Eurotunnel lady !!

(I was going to put this in as a puzzle, but it’s far too easy!)

10 comments:

  1. Is this looking back after you drove in? I'm trying to picture it in my head. Cool shot just the same.

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  2. So, that's what the Eurotunnel looks like on the inside. I could have taken it for a Metro station. Thanks for the explanation.

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  3. Walt - this is how it looks in front of you. I took the picture through the windscreen as soon as we got to the top of the ramp. If we had looked behind us there was a long line of cars !

    Rob-bear - I see how it could look like a metro station - maybe I should have put it in as a puzzle after all !!

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  4. Jean I would have guessed what this was as I hate the tunnel, I still get very claustrophobic. I am traveling back next time on the ferry and it is also less than 1/2 the cost. I know it is more difficult for you because of Lulu. Have a great weekend. Diane x

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  5. Haven't been in the tunnel for years -- we used to use it quite regularly, but had a series of delays for several trips and we decided to opt for the ferry -- which also has the benefit of turning out cheaper. I expect these delay hiccups have greatly improved over the years, but we're still ferry passengers.

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  6. Diane and the Broad - we get our travel for £78 return using a frequent traveller deal. The main reason for not using the ferry is the crossing is longer and we prefer not to leave our dog by herself on the car deck for the duration. We know someone whose dog had used the car as a toilet, then climbed over the seats and chewed the steering wheel, presumably because it was either frightened or bored!

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  7. Being northerners, if we didn't use the tunnel I doubt we would make it back in the day and then have to use a hotel which is a far greater cost than the extra tunnel cost.

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  8. Never underestimate the puzzle value of anything as far as I'm concerned, Jean!! The photo would have puzzled me even though I've been through the tunnel dozens of times.... I'm just easily puzzled. Elizabeth...

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  9. I agree... I've never been through the Chunnel [you wouldn't get me down there!!] It looks like a still from Alien to me...

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  10. Colin - I like the fact that the tunnel gets us across so quickly. So far we have been lucky and had very few delays.

    Elizabeth - maybe it would have worked as a puzzle!

    Tim - I was very anti-tunnel myself until I tried it, but it's the dog thing that clinches it for us.

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