Whine with my travels

sculpture

sculpture

There was sunshine in Barcelona, lots of it. At least till we left the hotel for the airport this morning.

heading out

heading out

The rain on my parade started at BA check-in which I couldn’t since they closed the counter and the machines were turned off. Now, I did on-line check in, but once again failed to ask the hotel staff to print my boarding card. Last time I am this foolish.

Two hours in the outer area waiting to get a boarding card to clear security so that I could wait the next two hours inside the passenger terminal wandering the shops and not spending any money. And yes, I could have stayed at the hotel a couple of hours longer but I was the only one with a flight at that time. Leaving too soon to go out on the Catamaran and later than my two dear family members. Just couldn’t see asking for special arrangements for just me.

skies over London

skies over London

Two times around before we landed at London City Airport. There are a lot of flight restrictions at London City and there is not much maneuver room. Aborted landings are not all that uncommon when there is a lot of turbulence combined with a tail wind. I can live with that; the pilot executed a perfect landing in spite of everything.

third time is the charm

third time is the charm

What I had not counted on was the continuing construction on the Docklands Rail. Replacement bus service to Canning Town, Replacement bus service to Stratford РTube to Bank РTube to Waterloo. Rail from Waterloo to Ascot in time (2137) to wait for the 2213 to Guildford so that I can get to  Camberley. It was 2250 when I walked in the door.

I was glad to be home, the dog was thrilled to see me….

ps -I did get some knitting done this weekend with a wonderful bamboo yarn.

knitting progress for the weekend

knitting progress for the weekend

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