A Long Day

Monday morning and we were up at 6 a.m for our early flight to Tenerife.

As we have hand baggage only we printed our boarding passes at the self service kiosk and whizzed through security,  which was pretty quiet at that time of day.

Time for a bowl of porridge before our flight was ready to leave. 

My goodness though,  what a scrum. A bucket and spade route in school holiday time. The 'plane was absolutely crammed with toddlers, babies and small children. P's idea of heaven  ­čśë

We were met at the airport by the very efficient agent who handed us our ferry tickets and showed us to the taxi driver who drove us the 15 minutes to the ferry port.

It was a 4 hour wait for the ferry so we had coffee then a meal and a glass or two of wine in the surprisingly good ferry terminal cafe looking out at the marina.





By 7 pm though there was a stiff, cool breeze blowing up and the 50 minute crossing was a little lumpy.

We found a couple of comfortable reclining seats and dozed for a while.

We inched into San Sebastian harbour with a view of the lights of the town twinkling all around.  Again, another efficient agent was there with a driver to take us to our apartment.

By the time we collected our keys and unpacked it was 10 pm and we both just fell asleep.

Surprisingly we found we had a stowaway when we unpacked. Naughty Elf.


We should have realised when we spotted a familiar face on the flight over....

12 comments:

  1. I think Ryanair don't mind Leprechauns but I am sure about their elf stowaway policy? Did he see Santa in the sky?

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    1. Ah well, we were flying British Airways and they don't seem to mind. Too early yet for Santa, he's still checking his list

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  2. You're off gallivanting again, I see. I hope Elfie can keep you out of trouble..what glorious blue skies they were!

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    1. Blue skies and warm sunshine, buf quite cool once the sun sets. Down to 15C!

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  3. On Tuesday morning Naughty Elf rushed down to the beach with his elf-sized Isle of Man beach towel. He put his sunglasses on so that he could secretly ogle at a cute Scandinavian elf who was sunbathing in a bikini that was even skimpier than Mummy Elf's sequined thong.

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    1. There is no beach here! Just a stretch of volcanic grit.

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  4. Come on now. Admit it. If Elf hadn't stowed away you would have missed him.

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    1. It's a fair cop. I missed his cheeky face.

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  5. You and Elfie are going to have a grand time together. Enjoy yourselves!

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    1. Thanks! I am enjoying the warm sun and relaxed lifestyle already.

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  6. Lucky you to be just a short flight and ferry ride from these blissful conditions. It's -7C here!

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  7. Oh no. I think I prefer the 20C here. Not sure what we shall be going back home to but I'll think about that after Christmas!

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