Yes, although we loved riding through France & Spain, it was nice to have (more or less) a whole day on the ship - with nothing more to concern us than should we have nuts, or crisps with the next drink!
The crossing was smooth, the ship had great facilities, entertainments & the shop was particularly well stocked with wine. Sadly, space is limited on a motorcycle so the "grape juice" had to stay in the shop :0(.
We arrived back in Portsmouth around 2pm, and the usual mad panic ensued with dozens of bikers piled in to a small space on a car deck trying to load up luggage / unstrap our bikes. I hate those ratchet straps: seeing your pride & joy bike being ratcheted into the deck always fills me with horror! Still, seems to work I guess.
Although the weather back in Blighty was dry it was incredibly windy & the bike was getting hammered on the M27 on the way home!
We soon arrived back in Denmead & although we had a fantastic trip, as they say, there is no place like home. Especially when you have a Calli wating for you, peering out of the window!