Sunday, 25 November 2012

The very long journey home

The journey from London's Heathrow Airport to Falmouth by train is a long one, compensated by the beauty of the countryside, particularly where the train winds its way through the red sandstone, skirting the sea shore in Devon.

Today is water, water everywhere as we make our longest ever journey from Heathrow to Falmouth. During the past few days south-west England has experienced some of its worst ever flooding due to continuous torrential rain.

The Somerset countryside
After an 11 hour flight from Cape Town, we arrived at Heathrow at 6.30 this morning, and it is now 2.30 pm and we are still travelling, via numerous detours by train, and by bus where the train line is impassable. We are now on the train between Exeter and Plymouth, from where we have to take a bus to Liskeard, then two more trains to Falmouth.

Hopefully I will be home in time to publish my reports on the Cape Town conferences tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. Arrived home at 1830, 12 hours after leaving Heathrow!! One hour longer than Cape Town to Heathrow!


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