Tomorrow evening we are due to leave here on the first leg of our 4 week trip down to Tasmania, via London, Copenhagen and Melbourne.
I admit to being a little OCD when it comes to preparing for anything. I packed our two carry-on size suitcases yesterday and they are sitting on the spare bed while I continue to double and triple check that nothing is missing before I lock them up. Although they meet the airline carry-on size requirements, we usually check them into the hold as we can't be bothered with the scrum for overhead locker space on boarding the aircraft.
The things I need to take with me on board are all laid out on top of my dressing table so that I don't forget to put them into my tote bag tomorrow.
Passports and boarding passes have been checked several times, to make sure they are still where they were the last time I looked.
Tomorrow will be spent quietly fretting in case our flight off the island is delayed or cancelled for any reason - weather, airline schedule issues, eco-rebellion protests, whatever.
I shall only be able to start relaxing once that first flight is in the air. The worry will then start all over again when we get to London, just in case the next 2-3 stages of the trip don't go to plan.
I managed to work out why Mail2Blogger wasn't working so be prepared for a few boring blog posts showing our progress - wifi availability permitting.
If any would-be burglars are out there reading this post, our friendly house-sitter will be here to thwart your plans. Just saying.
Lucky you. Say hello to the kangaroos and koalas for me. I look forward to your posts.ReplyDelete
And the Tasmanian Devils!Delete
Have a good trip. Hope they let you back in (which side of the Irish Sea and customs arrangement does the IoM count as?)ReplyDelete
We come within the UK Domestic area so once we arrive back in London it should be fairly straightforward.Delete
Enjoy every second.ReplyDelete
We hope to. I am very aware of how lucky we are to have the opportunity to see and experience other places while we are still fit enough.Delete
Have a great time JayCee and hope all your flight connections go smoothly. Copenhagen connection to Melbourne sounds fairly unusual to me not that I have ever flown to Australia. xxxReplyDelete
Thanks Rachel. The Copenhagen connection is purely for financial reasons- saves almost half the cost, even with an additional overnight hotel.Delete
Drat! I had already hired a van to drive over to the west side of The Isle of Man in order to collect some booty! Fingers crossed your meticulous travel plans will come to fruition. Have a super time in Tasmania and watch out for those pesky Tasmanian devils charging around all over the place.ReplyDelete
Thanks Mr P. I understand they have very sharp teeth so I will be keeping a safe distance. Have a good weekend down south.Delete
Lucky you! But I don't envy you the time spent waiting in airports and going through security etc. It's the main reason I don't do much travelling any more. Have a great time!ReplyDelete
Have lots of fun on your journey and try not to worry too much. Things always have a way of working out.ReplyDelete
Oh those long flights. Loved them when I was young. Hate em now. Hope yours are comfortable and all connections connectReplyDelete
Thanks everyone. The more I do these long trips the more I dread the whole airport experience each time. I am not sure how many more we will do after this one... but then I say that every time and then plan just one more!ReplyDelete
It all sounds very stressful, JayCee! I check and recheck but I always forget something. This year I left 2 of my watches in the caravan....ReplyDelete