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Posted by InvictaMoto 22:51 Comments (0)

One day to go...

Time to pack?

The last day at work also coincides with the last day of the school term here in sunny (it actually is sunny today) Islington. The last few hours at work seem to drag as well. We've had a birthday in the team, the desks are overflowing with donuts and the Krispy Kremes all went quickly.

I have the suitcase out of the loft. How much can two people need for a single weekend away?

The cruise is with Saga and cost £160 per head all inclusive with the exception of booze. This includes rail travel at both ends, transfer from the rail station to the dock and travel insurance.

Looking on the rail websites, the time we are going, economy, is almost £158. Okay, they will have cheaper fares for businesses. So to get the boat back to Dover they are loss leading to get passengers to try a cruise.

As we live near Dover (!) the train to Edinburgh leaves our local station at 0609, with two changes before the 0830 Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley station, arriving there about 1330. Time for a sleep on the train!

Posted by InvictaMoto 06:57 Archived in England Tagged edinburgh cruises dover saga Comments (0)

Two days to go

Ready?

All the paper work has arrived. We have paid for the weekend's parking at the station. We'll take and leave the Punto at the station and the 207 will stay locked and shackled on the drive.

All that is left is to work for another day and pack the suitcase.......

The journey to Edinburgh Waverley involves three trains and a walk. Total time is in the region of 7 hours. Doubt I could get there any quicker. Even flying would be longer after we would have driven to Gatwick and then fly.

Early night Friday then.

Posted by InvictaMoto 14:50 Archived in England Comments (0)

A cruise?

Never in my wildest dreams did I see myself on deck on a cruise. Apart from ferry crossings in a variety of places in Europe, and a flirtation with the Merchant Navy that saw me weeks from a deck officers course when I left school, a life on the ocean wave was what my Dad did.

So when Claire found a "taster" cruise on a Saga ship from Edinburgh to Dover, I was a little surprised to find myself calling and doing the booking arrangements.

We are waiting for the travel info to arrive. It's two nights on the ship, all inclusive with a stop in Newcastle.

Posted by InvictaMoto 09:17 Archived in Scotland Tagged saga Comments (0)

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