Saturday, 19 December 2009

PhotoHunt: fast

The fast way to cross the English Channel.  I'm scheduling this post because this is what I will have been doing yesterday, all being well.  And considering the weather forecast, I can't be certain.

The pictures were all taken from a moving car through a less than spotless windscreen, so the quality is not the best.

The approach to the Eurotunnel shuttle complex at Coquelles near Calais.  We were the only people there =  Fast check-in!

Down the ramps and towards the train.

The nearer entrance leads up to the upper deck, but I think it was unused this trip.

Passing along the interior of the train, and approaching the end of the compartment where the fireproof doors will close to seal the train into sections.  You can pass from one compartment to another during the crossing but the doors shut automatically after you.

Stationary and waiting to set off.  You are advised to remain inside your car for the duration of the crossing.  It was at this point the announcements said that no flash photography was allowed so that the fire detection systems weren't activated.

Then, after no time at all you are at the other end and emerging to see a new white horse carved into the hillside.   35 minutes in total = Fast crossing.

UPDATE:  We crossed over just in time so it remained a fast crossing, but our removal van is snowed in with no prospect of a thaw in the immediate future, and now we are snowed in at the hotel we sheltered in last night.  Unlikely to blog or comment again in the near future.

If you'd like to join in and find other other players, pay a visit to TNchick's site where you can find out more.


  1. Sad news about trains stuck intunnel last night. Hope you missed them! You will not be happy if you were trapped!

  2. Yes, we missed them but the removal van is stranded! Feeling fortunate not to have been trapped underground.

  3. I'm glad you were not stranded. I hope your removal van can male it across soon. Best wishes

  4. Thanks for taking us on the trip under the channel, I wouldn't know about this train ride for the cars, I thought cars just drive through the channel.

  5. Nice choice for the theme. Happy weekend and hunting too.

  6. awesome photos and very good thought for the theme

    mine is here

  7. Nice photo. Thanks for dropping by, so sorry that I didn’t manage to stop by last week, too busy.

  8. Great sequence for the theme. I am so sorry about the weather issues with moving. That would be disconcerting. Good luck!

  9. Good luck with the move! Hope to see you blogging again soon, A!

  10. Oh no! Such swiftness is rewarded with great delay. :-(

    I hope the delay is the only thing that goes wrong with your move.

  11. I would love to go through the chunnel sometime. Nice shots!

    Drop by and see mine here.

  12. "A Changing Life" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors here.

  13. Great pics for the theme. As my daughter pointed out, this is much better than the slow way, which would be swimming!

  14. I didn't know that it took only 35 minutes. Now that's fast.


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