6 Down, 6 to Go

It is 6 months since I wrote the last blog post and now it is only 6 months until we head off to the United Kingdom on our next overseas adventure.  The time has flown and it is a good indication that the next 6 months will fly past just as quickly.

We have made a good start on the planning.  Here is what we have done.

Return flights booked
Planned the first 12 nights of the trip
Booked accommodation in London, Fort William, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Jedburgh and Kendal
Booked steam train trip from Fort William to Mallaig

Jacobite Express

We have also done lots of research  about train travel and the overnight sleeper from London to Fort William.  I have donloaded several travel guides to my Kindle and am busily learning all I can about places we are keen to see.  We have also been lent maps and books which I am reading.

At this stage we are not planning to book any other accommodation, except perhaps in Dublin.  The reason we booked the first couple of weeks is that we arrive in early August and it is high season and places like Edinburgh will have limited and expensive options if we were to leave it until much closer to the time.

We will be travelling fairly light and are planning on taking bags, clothes and shoes that we already have so I don’t envisage much in the way of additional purchases before we go.

On the home front we have found and met a couple who are going to house-sit for us.

Things to do:

Research and book car hire
Research and book ferry to/from Ireland
Renew our passports
Load British pounds onto our Cashcard
Arrange mobile phone access

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