There will be little to write about for the next few days as we’ve now made it safely to our quarantine home in Christchurch UK. Thank you again Madeline and Mark!
The journey was uneventful overall. Our daughter Sarah drove us to the airport in Greensboro, NC and we were able to take off before the thunderstorms and landed just before flights were temporarily held at Dulles Airport due to lightning. We were quite late leaving Dulles but flew across the pond and landed only about an hour delayed.
Immigration was a breeze and we made it to our bus to Bournemouth and train to Christchurch like the traveling pro’s that we are.
The sky’s were stereotypically English grey and there were fits of rain as we approached our destination but fortunately stopped as we walked the short distance to our temporary home. But the cool seaside air was lovely and the sound of seagulls occasionally breaks the stillness. Everything is so green and growing.
Madeline met us and showed us to our room right off the back garden and we met the family including Molly the Spainerpoo. As we sat in the back garden the clouds broke and the sun turned the cool air quite warm. It was so warm in fact that even a nice cup of tea wasn’t enough to hold back the sun and jet lag induced haze. Sleep was about to overcome me. A short nap was in order.
Anyone who has done this route knows that the best way to overcome jet lag is to hold-out past supper time before lying down. But since we literally have no plans for the next several days we are in no hurry to get on the right clock. Still we both kept our nap short (about 45min….I think).
In order not to bore you we won’t be posting very often for the next few days. Quarantine life will undoubtedly be slow and unchanging…a welcome respite after the hectic nature of planning and training over the last several weeks. But you’ll hear from us soon with at least an update regarding our Day2 and Day5 Covid PCR tests and any other fun items that come up.
For now…Arrivederci, Au Revoir, and Cherrio