Friday, 26 May 2017
26.05.2017 - 26.05.2017
Time has passed slowly but I know the next seven days will most likely pass in a rush. There are still a few things to be finalised but there is no reason we won't be ready on Saturday 3 Jun when we start the journey to the UK.
Things we are aware of but can't influence in any way are the weather and the aftermath of the atrocity in Manchester.
The weather in the form of heavy fog here in Canberra could disrupt our departure. A check of the Departures board for today indicates that flights have been departing on time. Fogs have been a feature of late and many don't lift until the afternoon. With temperatures barely above freezing and moisture at close to 100% it is no surprise.
The horrific event in Manchester has heightened the tensions throughout the country. I expect that there will be an increased awareness aboard the Caribbean Princess and there may be a need to change the itinerary. We have had our destinations altered only once due to security risks. I feel comfortable that any threat to our safety will be taken very seriously.
On the domestic front we have managed to almost completely empty the refrigerator and freezer allowing us to switch it off while we are away. There are two benefits as I see it. One we save an amount of electricity and the other is that some of the almost forgotten packets have been consumed or used.
We have one or two health related appointments next week but hey are not likely to raise any issues that will impact on the trip.
On the technology front, I have stopped using my email client - 'Thunderbird' after many years. I'm just about comfortable with 'Outlook' but the transition has not been flawless. Of particular concern is the loss of the various mailing lists which grouped my Contacts. I'm hoping to sort the out over the next few days, otherwise it will have to wait until we return.
We continue in good health and trust you are all similarly blessed.
Until next time.
Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony