Cars, Planes and Trains
12 April 2019 | Home - Easton on the Hill UK
Frank Hatfull | Very cold compared to The Caribbean
I left Clarke’s Court Marina in Grenada at 13.00 on Wednesday in Paul’s taxi.
Paul was charming and exactly on time, so we will definitely use him again.
I was first in the queue at the check in, but still had to wait an hour!
The BA plane was well crewed and very new and left on time at 17.00.
Unfortunately, I had drawn the short straw with my seat allocation for the overnight flight.
I was middle of the middle aisle, not a great place for a grumpy old claustrophobic!
I had a games console playing, long legged youth to my right who took my leg room and continually nudged and kicked me.
To my left I had a large restless lady who then swapped about an hour in with her vast mother.
I was left with no room even when I folded my shoulders in.
I just had to get out, I stood by the WCs for about ½ hour, then the kind cabin staff rescued me an put me in a crew seat for a few hours.
Early on Thursday morning I managed to catch the early non stop train with 2 minutes to spare, unfortunately it had no tea or sandwiches.
All was going well until we all had to get off at Huntingdon because of an accident at Peterborough, so Mandy collected me and we were still home in very good time.
I’m not sure I’m upto doing another long haul flight for quite a while.
Today, Friday we picked up our fabulous new Swedish car from Marshall’s Volvo in Grantham.
Hiten the salesman has been a dream (not the sort thing one normally says about a car salesman). We ordered the car before we left in November, with lots of help choosing the specification, and here it is better than one could have hoped for.
Now it’s time to start planning for next season’s Caribbean sailing trip.