Tuesday, 23 December 2008

23 December

Returned to Holland last night, after a good if long journey across from Stornoway. This involves a 3 hour ferry trip to Ullapool, 90 minutes on the bus to Inverness where I had 3 hours before the train to Aberdeen. The sun set on the way there, so it was dark by the time I alighted at Dyce. The taxi I took to the airport got stuck in traffic, so it was a bit dear. When I return, on January 5th, I'll take a bus. Didn't know there was a bus, service was only started a week ago. The plane took an hour to fly to Amsterdam, 40 minutes less than scheduled. From there, two trains whisked me down to Arnhem, where I arrived at midnight. 18 hours from door to door.

Slept in this morning, and am having a quiet day. Accompanied my father to the cemetery, on a still and foggy afternoon. More tomorrow.


Frances said...

Glas to know you arrived safely, even with the several modes of transportation. Hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family. Take care on your way back to Lewis.

Again 'Merry Christmas' and 'Happy New Year', my friend.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's so nice you can take the time to make the trip home to be with your family during the holidays. I know you were ready for a sleep in after that long trip. Enjoy your visit. 'On Ya'-ma

Sybil said...

Thankfull that you arrived safe and sound. wishing you some nice times with your Father and many blessings for 2009. Keep safe, will be looking forward to your comming back in January.
Love Sybil xx

Lisa said...

Happy to know you arrived safely. Wishing you a merry christmas and a safe return home when the time comes.