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to be really disappointed with the Channel Tunnel?

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AKMD Thu 21-Jul-11 11:06:25

For some reason, I had expected it to be like the tunnel at the Sea Life Centres - thick glass so the passengers on the Euro Star could see the fish blush I know it's daft but AIBU to feel they could have done something more imaginative than boring old concrete?

stupefy Thu 21-Jul-11 11:06:57

Seriously ?

Animation Thu 21-Jul-11 11:07:39


Thanks fot that - I needed it.

iMemoo Thu 21-Jul-11 11:07:52

Are you a bit dim?

aquafunf Thu 21-Jul-11 11:09:13

boring old fire proof concrete.

ShatnersBassoon Thu 21-Jul-11 11:09:17

This is just precious.

Andrewofgg Thu 21-Jul-11 11:09:27

And you got your qualification in civil engineering from?

It is a phenomenal, fantastic feat, and I have not crossed the channel at surface level since it opened.

YABA where the second A means Absurd!

AKMD Thu 21-Jul-11 11:16:47

Oh dear, my post did come across a bit seriously didn't it? Glad I've given you all a laugh though!

Paschaelina Thu 21-Jul-11 11:18:02

Had you not realised it goes under the sea bed not on it? - underground?

AMumInScotland Thu 21-Jul-11 11:18:07

Oh that's sweet!

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 21-Jul-11 11:19:09

I use the car service Eurotunnel quite a lot and I'm amazed how many people have asked me quite seriously if you can see anything out of the windows. They also think it's funny that you sit in your car the whole way. Although I did have someone going once that, because I'd paid for a more expensive Flexi Plus ticket, they let me sit in a Rolls Royce... wink

headfairy Thu 21-Jul-11 11:20:44

as Paschaelina said... it goes under the ground, not the sea...

Not a heck of a lot to look at.

Animation Thu 21-Jul-11 11:21:07


I knew you were being tongue in cheek.

I needed to see that title at the moment I did.

Thanks - again. smile

AKMD Thu 21-Jul-11 11:22:40

I did realise it goes underground and I wasn't particularly surprised that it was dark but I still had a small pang of disappointment the first time I used it (quite a few years ago I would like to add!) and think about it whenever I or someone I know uses it.

AKMD Thu 21-Jul-11 11:23:15

Animation - you're welcome!

headfairy Thu 21-Jul-11 11:23:48

Maybe they could do what they do on Japanese subway tunnels and make the whole tunnel one giant video wall with images of coral reefs and fishes swimming around grin

AKMD Thu 21-Jul-11 11:26:55

Sounds good to me grin

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 21-Jul-11 11:40:48

A 30 mile long video wall wouldn't do for me. The reason I love my Eurotunnel trips is that I can zone out the world for half an hour. No mobile reception, good Kindle reading time, put the CD player on quietly.... lovely.

headfairy Thu 21-Jul-11 11:45:15

cogito sounds lovely, but I fear the screeching from the back seat of the car would kill that experience for me. The ferry is currently the least painful option for us, at least the dcs can charge around for 90 mins..

JanMorrow Thu 21-Jul-11 11:52:27


CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 21-Jul-11 11:54:37

They can charge around for 35 mins on the Eurotunnel. There's nowhere to go really... just up and down the walkways making the connecting doors go 'pssccchhhhh!' or visiting the loo for fun. But, on the plus side, they're not going to fall into the sea. smile

jesuswhatnext Thu 21-Jul-11 11:58:22

fwiw, i was very concerned about what footwear to use when dh said he wanted us to go on the milleniumm wheel - i thought it was like a huge fair ground big wheel amd i could lose my shoes in the thames

jesuswhatnext Thu 21-Jul-11 12:08:05

just to add, it wasnt built at that point!

Animation Thu 21-Jul-11 12:34:18

smile - Jesuswhatnext

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