Thu Apr 13 – Sat Apr 15
After three very long, tiring days of travel we’ve finally arrived in London.
Our trip to Sydney was good until we got to the northern parts of Sydney. From there we had to battle through the very heavy Easter traffic & the delay caused by an accident on the M7. It took us two hours to cross the city from Wahroonga to Panania but we were rewarded with an evening spent with our children, their partners & the two cutest grandchildren that a person could hope for.
We had an early start on Friday – up at 4.15 am to be at the airport by 5 am (thanks Kate for driving us). Our 11 hour flight to Seoul went smoothly & Korean Air put us up for the night in the Grand Hyatt Incheon which will probably be the best accommodation we’ll have for the entire trip.
On Saturday we had a 12 hour flight to London. After doing a loop around North Korean territory we flew north across China then over Russia & Scandinavia then finally we followed the River Thames to Heathrow airport. It was cloudy most of the way (I kept peeking), which was pleasing because I would have been very unhappy at having to have the window shutter down if there was a clear view.
Once in London we caught the train then walked to our accommodation in Kensington. We are very fortunate to be able to stay in the lovely home of Kathy, the sister of a friend from Macksville.
Now that the travelling is done we can get down to the serious business of enjoying our holiday.