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Photos: Tie-down for ferries, train, shipping

I was asked on another bike forum about how I tied-down my Honda on the ferries. In response, I posted some photos and videos of our ST1300 on various European ferries and the English Channel tunnel train.

Obviously these were more civilised crossings than many will have encountered in remote locations, but as there didn't seem to be a similar thread on the HUBB, hopefully they'll be of use to those planning similar trips:

1. Go to the web page: Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket
2. Log-in as a guest at the top of this page as follows:
Username: John_Meara
Password: Europe
3. Then on the page that comes up, click-on the My Sub Album called “Ferries trains with.. ST1300

I'd acquired very light tie-down straps (free) from a local BMW dealer. These were easy to carry and were piece of mind; but I only used them on half of our 15 ferry rides across western Europe (many required no tie-down) and others supplied their own straps (greasy/dirty) but did a good job. One only ferry used only string! We never used tie-downs on the EuroTunnel or cross-river or cross-fjord ferries (sat on bike or more often left is as-is on side stand). We used the following:
  1. Melbourne to Felixstowe (ENG) - Get Routed (cradle in container)
  2. Dover to Calais - P&O
  3. Bari to Igoumenitsa - Ventouris Ferries
  4. Pireas to Thira/Santorini - C & A Line (not recommended)
  5. Thira/Santorini to Pireas - Blue Star Line
  6. Pireas to Venice - Anek Line
  7. Calais to Folkestone via Channel tunnel - EuroTunnel
  8. Cornwall B3289 - King Harry Ferry
  9. Newcastle to Bergen - DFDS Seaways
  10. Narrow Fjord & Sognefjorden (NOR) from Gudvangen to Kaupanger - car/tourist ferry
  11. Norddalsfjorden (NOR) - car ferry
  12. Langfjorden (NOR) x 2 - car ferry
  13. Calais to Folkestone via Channel tunnel - EuroTunnel
  14. Fishguard to Rosslare - DFDS Seaways
  15. River Shannon from Tarbert to Killimer - car ferry
  16. Dublin to Holyhead - Irish Ferries (fast service)
  17. Felixstowe to Sydney - Get Routed (cradle in container).
Hope this helps.
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