We had been due to fly to Jersey during half term week, but British Airways had other ideas and cancelled our flights without warning. Luckily we had enough time to initiate Plan B and booked a ferry crossing with Condor Ferries from Poole to Jersey (with 10% military discount, thanks very much).
As you might expect, I was armed with itineraries for our time on the island and had an updated guidebook to hand. On a short break, I like to make the most of both our time and where we are. The Boy’s lack of teenage ability to stay in bed until lunchtime comes in handy.
The ferry was busier than we’d expected and very few passengers were appearing to take any Covid precautions. We were almost 90 minutes late into St. Helier, having left Poole an hour after the scheduled time, but our hotel in St. Brelade’s Bay was only 10 minutes drive from the port.
Given the choice, we would all have preferred to fly from Heathrow and be in Jersey in 35 minutes. But judging by the chaos reported at UK airport’s during half term, BA might have done us a favour.
Having to travel by ferry meant that we lost an afternoon in Jersey, but having the car with us actually turned out to be particularly useful, as the island’s bus service has not yet returned to its pre-pandemic service.
Are you planning a road trip this summer? Have you been on an aeroplane since the lifting of the pandemic restrictions?