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Ferry details

Post by flyboy » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:27

At last DFDS have published their ferry times for the Baltic crossing from Kiel to Klaipeda.
There are a few of us from the UK planning to travel together on the big drive up to the ferry port in Germany, and pick up with our friends from Belgian Minis on Tour and Belgian Mini Fun Club on the way (that's you Wesley !!)
So far our plan looks like this......
Depart UK on Sunday 17th May, get a few miles under our belts before stopping overnight, somewhere in Belgium possibly, then big drive up to Bremen area on the Monday, then shorter drive up to Kiel for the overnight ferry on the Tuesday. This ferry gets us into Lithuania on the Wednesday evening, so we will stop in the Klaipeda area on Wednesday night before the final 250 mile drive to the IMM.
Leave the IMM early (ish) Monday 25th to do the return ferry back to Kiel, arriving tea time Tuesday. At the moment we have not decided whether to go for broke and do the home return leg from Kiel in one day or break the journey up into two days.
I will be booking the ferry as soon as possible so if you want to join us please let me know.
Stephen

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Re: Ferry details

Post by 4XMOKE » Sat Nov 08, 2014 19:35

Liking the use of the official British time function of "tea time" there !
Nice one WC Hall......



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Re: Ferry details

Post by flyboy » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:39

Hi all
Hot off the press Lithuania has adopted the euro as is national currency . Make life a bit simpler when buying beer!.
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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Jan 07, 2015 18:03

Best get them now then while they are affordable :D
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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Jan 07, 2015 18:05

And another thing while I remember..... What's the chance of DFDS giving us some of the fuel surcharge back as the price of fuel is low low low now?
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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Thu Feb 19, 2015 19:13

Now I've booked everything it's good to see that we'll probably be sharing a campsite with a bunch of little green men...... Let's hope they park their tanks sensibly
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Post by Weske » Mon Feb 23, 2015 17:17

also everything is ok for our boat. Leave on 20 may back on Monday 25 may
What are the plans on 21th may when we arrive in Klaipėda ?

Klaipėda > Zarasai IMM - 233miles.

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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Mon Feb 23, 2015 19:36

I don't know for certain Weske, but being as the ferry seems to be full of people going to the imm I should think there will be a MASSIVE mini cruise to the imm site :D
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Re: Ferry details

Post by Weske » Mon Feb 23, 2015 19:39

yes, that's for sure 8)

Our first idea is straight to the IMM. We arrive on 16u30 and it is about 4u30 drive.
In Lithuania you there is a speed limit of 110km/u on the highway.

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Post by flyboy » Mon Feb 23, 2015 21:15

Hi Weske

We have our trip all sorted.

17- may .We plan to cross the channel sunday afternoon and drive to Bruges .overnight in Bruges.

18-May,Monday drive to Heidennau, ( just s/w of Hamburg)

19-May, Tuesday Drive to Kiel, have to be there by 14-30 at the latest. Over night on boat.

20-May Wednesday boat arrives at 14-00, we are stopping in Klaipeda.

21-May Thursday drive the 233mls to IMM, should arrive mid afternoon, Let the party begin :lol:

22-May, More partying

And yet more partying


25-May Monday ,Get up early have to get back at Klaipeda for 13-30 to catch the boat.

The rest of the trip is yet to be decided as some have to come straight home some have the rest of the week free.

If you need more details (ie) which hotels we are using. dont hesitate to drop me a line , anyway will be seeing you soon on the Tour of Kent.

Stephen.

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