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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2009, 03:50:43 PM »
Is that really still correct??

its 600 miles return + a bit to travel around in france.

In my car that would cost ~100 (~0.15p / mile) spilt by 4 = 25 each
Ferry is ~80 split by 4 = 20 each

So thats 45 each for travel - cheaper than the bus??!

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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2009, 03:57:15 PM »
I assumed: 700 miles return (350 miles each way on google) then 30 miles a day for 7 days (longest time).

55p/mile for first 150 and 40p/mile after that. Which gets to 45 (so I'm a bit over)

I wouldn't be surprised if cars were very similar, if not slightly cheaper than the bus. Buses are convinient and do have lots of space though.
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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2009, 04:06:12 PM »
Ok cool, hopefully in reality that would be a high end estimate for the milage as most days i doubt we would drive 30miles (the carrefore is only 8 miles away :-)) and you can chop 2x25 miles off for crossing the channel there and back.

Wise to overestimate though, so people can budget properly

Also cars would need european breakdown cover which adds to the cost.


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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2009, 04:09:59 PM »
Wise to overestimate though, so people can budget properly

Thats what I thought. I also thought the Carrefore was further away. Oh well. I'm never good at estimations. Tolls should be better in a bus too since they're split between more people but the vans usually get off pretty cheap.
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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2009, 04:16:49 PM »
Ahh yeah forgot about tolls!

Anyway I think we and lindsay are in for late bus leaving early bus return (thurs pm - tues pm)

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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2009, 04:23:04 PM »
Just paid up for this late bus out and early bus back for me.
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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2009, 06:12:58 PM »
yay to font and yay for me getting money!!! hehehe!!!

I will update the post when i'm allowed to, to show who's paid!

I'll be on the first bus out and last bus back as font is the best!!!

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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2009, 07:14:30 PM »
Looks like i'll be driving then as I don't finish placement 'till 3.45pm on the 28th. Recon i'll get either an evening ferry and get there uber late or get an uber early one in the morning of sat 29th. Who wants a lift?
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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2009, 08:12:41 PM »
I would still like to go in Alans car if there is space  :D

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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2009, 10:02:32 PM »
Busing it wednesday to wednesday thanking you kindly.

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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2009, 09:08:01 AM »
James, could you make Laura a moderator for this section please (might as well do climbing trips and social events at the same time).

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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2009, 09:36:27 AM »
thats fine, this makes our car full (clairey as the other passenger)

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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2009, 10:13:30 AM »
What time is Alans car leaving on friday? I need to know whether to get the day off or not (I finish at 12:30 anyway)


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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2009, 10:30:06 AM »
Def up for this.. sending money to Laura now :D

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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2009, 10:32:30 AM »
Bus A out please and bus B back :D

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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2009, 10:38:33 AM »
we will leave in the evening

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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2009, 02:22:15 PM »
I've transfered the money just now!! can I go on the wednesday bus nad come back on the tuesday one? I'm pretty sure my fingers will be bleeding by then  . . .

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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2009, 02:33:35 PM »
we will leave in the evening

we can either leave when i'm home from work on the friday, get a late ferry and drive during the night. guess we'll get there around 3 or 4am. or we can leave really early on the saturday morning and get to font about lunchtime on sat..
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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2009, 02:45:43 PM »
I'd like to be on the thursday bus coming back on the tuestday bus please....am about to pay deposit

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Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2009, 02:47:44 PM »
Deposit paid with referece 'HanT  font deposit'