We’ve actually been back 24 hours now but have been enjoying the comforts of my parents house so much (wood burning stove, squishy sofa, lovely home cooked food…) we haven’t found time to blog!
The train journey across Europe turned out to be slightly more eventful than we would have liked. Late arriving trains, missed connections, an unplanned night in a hotel in Sofia, confusing Bulgarian platform numbering, corrupt train guards demanding extra payments, unexplained and inexplicable delays of 10 hours, escaping from aforementioned delayed train at 4 in the morning to change our route completely… Ah the joys of international train travel!
Still, we made it in one piece and it was certainly the adventurous end to our trip we were hoping for. The scenery was chocolate box perfect with a snow covered landscape almost from start to end. But after 4 days and 4 nights of travel the hot meal and comfortable bed waiting for us in Norfolk was particularly welcome.
A few days of unpacking boxes, sifting through post and general sorting out awaits us before we head to Ireland for Christmas with John’s family. Once the festive period is over the hunt will begin in earnest for our new narrowboat on which we plan to cruise the inland waterways of the UK. We’ll continue to blog as the next part of our year of slow travel unfolds. We’re very up for extra pairs of hands to help with all the locks so give us a shout if we’re passing through your part of the country!