Táim sa bhaile
Táim sa bhaile – I’m home !
Finally got back into my parents house last night at 8:30pm after 107.5 hours travelling! The last leg of the journey seemed to drag on for ever. Getting the train from Euston to Wolverhampton, started off an hour late as the driver was late from a previous journey. I’ve never had the opportunity to use Virgin Trains, but I will in future! Free wifi and free food and drink I think the later was because the driver was late! Not bad! So 3 hours down the road to Wolverhampton and had to wait there for 3.5 hours in the cold for the 5:45 train to Holyhead! At this stage I can’t sleep and the waiting room is already full so back to doing more laps of a train station. Yay for phone being charged so I can tweet/rant and keep somewhat sane!
Next train and more free wifi and again free food as they felt bad that so many of had been waiting, which was damn decent of them. I’ve been really impressed with the kindness shown to people travelling and the majority (bar some of the BAA staff) have been really really helpful. By the time I got to Holyhead I have to say I was pretty exhausted. I envy people who can just curl up and nod off anywhere! Unfortunately the train I got or more fortunately as it was the only one I could get, got me there 4 hours before the ferry left, but I really didn’t care I was that bit closer to getting home.
Having moved over here a few weeks ago, hard to believe just 6 weeks ago, having a boss that was understanding about the whole situation really helped so I didn’t start to freak out over not working when I was meant to be working.
The ferry thankfully went swiftly only 90 mins so I’ll be looking at this option again in the future! Docking in Dublin port and being greeted by snow and fog made me less happy, hundreds of people trying to get the bus or a taxi out of the place! I eventually got a taxi to Heuston (train ) station, what normally would have been a 7 quid taxi turned into a 25 quid taxi! Slight rip off but it was heavily snowing and to be honest at this point in time I really didn’t care. I wanted to get on the train my sister had booked for me at 4.
Onto the final stage, what could possibly go wrong……….. I need to stop saying that! A 3 carriage train instead of it’s usual 7 was there for Limerick, and hundreds of people tried to get on it! instead of the 2.5 hours it took 4.5! At one point we broke down or just stopped for half an hour, we’re not sure as nobody was told anything I really considered getting out and ringing my dad to come get me! So close and yet stuck outside Limerick for 30 mins! Finally got in and my dad was there to get me and bring me home to Castleconnell! YAY! home!
Only took 107.5 hours from Bath to Castleconnell. Suffice to say all I did today was SLEEP!!!!!! At least I made it home, others can’t say the same thing just yet and hopefully they will!