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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Booze Cruise roundup.




1. Sharon at Roystons Bakery Long Stratton on my way through at 0430. Love her crunchy flakes! 2. Down the ramp to the shiuttle at 0900. 3. First stop Pidou wine & beer warehouse in Calais. 4. Still at Pidou loading the cheap booze. 5. Over the border in Blegium at Adinkerke. Here's the shop that sells just about every novelty going including gnomes from around the world! 6. Tobacco road Adinkerke. 7. On to Citie Europe and my traditional 3 games of tenpin. 8. Carrefore supermarket and the cheese stall. 9. A drink at the British 'pub' where they sell these tall tubes of 6 pints of beer with your own tap!

10. The return journey ad the terminal is Oh1 so quiet. 11. Into the shuttle. 12. The only holdup of the day getting through Dartford tunnel at 6.30 in the evening.

PRICE CHECK.
Individual allowances are 90 litres of wine, 3200 cigarettes and 3kg of tobacco.
Although prices have risen recently the price of cigarrettes is £3.90 per pack compared to £6.60 in Britain. The wine on average is about £2-2.50 a bottle. Cheapest is French table wine at - wait for it - £0.80p a bottle. Tobacco is £4.40 for a 50g Golden Virginia compared to £12-13 here. Good smelly French cheese - priceless!!

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