6:30 My alarm clock had its first action. Too bad it was after 3 when I finally fell asleep so I was a bit tired. However, I only allowed myself to stay with closed eyes till
6:37 when my next alarm started. Time to stand up.
6:40 On my way to the shower when the third alarm started. An annoying sound I have chosen. But after all I am up.
6:55 Coming out of the shower, towelled and dry with brushed teeth.
7:02 Leaving the office after cleaning the mess up a bit and store my luggage in a corner where it would not disturb. Newcastle here I come.
7:10 Note: Waiting for the bus sucks in rain.
7:12 Did anyone tell you already that traffic in London is awful in the morning?
7:32 Arriving at Kings Cross. So many muggles….
7:34 Train to Newcastle, departing 8:00 is cancelled. Took me a moment to understand that message on the board. What the heck…
7:35 I get the information I can take the train at 8:30 instead. Well only 30 minutes more time, I will get a coffee from Nero’s meanwhile.
7:41 I always take the queue that takes the longest…
7:42 Bringing my coffee to the ticket office to ask about my ticket and reservation.
7:51 Another queue. What are all these people doing here anyhow?
7:52 Interesting comment about the 8:30 train and my ticket: “You have to find a free place“. Really, who would have guessed that. After all I get the confirmation I can use my 8:00 ticket to take the 8:30 train. Good.
8:09 Still no message from what platform the train will depart. Don’t they know that yet?
8:12 Solved the first of three „metrokus“ in the free newspaper. Good invention, a free newspaper. Specially when they have something to play inside.
8:17 Platform …0 ? Well better than 9 ¾.
8:19 Why are so many people going in the same direction as I do? Move on, there is nothing to see here!
8:22 Found a place with table and a socket so I canplug in my laptop
8:24 Hey there is wifi in this train, amazing!
8:25 What do they mean with „this train determinates in York“…?
8:25 ½ The neighbour confirms what I just heard. Severe flooding, what the heck?
8:26 I am unsure what to do. Several people tell me different information about potential travel opportunities to Newcastle from York. I wonder how far it is.
8:27 I need to make a decision. Should I stay or should I go?
8:28 I stay
8:28 ½ I better go
8:29 I stay. or go. I should ask the conductor. He is outside. So I go there, with my stuff, just in case.
8:30 100% no train or bus from York to Newcastle at least not organised by East Coast train company. York… a friend of mine lives there, the ticket is paid… take a day off and just enjoy holiday? I wonder if I have his cell phone number.
8:31 A leaving train is kind of beautiful
8:32 A woman is negotiating with the conductor how to come to Newcastle after all. There is a train from Euston to Carlise (?) and then a train from Carlise (?) to Newcastle. Extra travel time roughly 3 hours. On my question if the rails from Carlise to Newcastle are flodded too he said „uhm… I don´t know“. I decided to ask in a different way: „ so you are sure that train from Carlise to Newcastle is going?“ he replied at once and clear and distinct: „No I am not“.
8:34 Maybe I should call the office in Newcastle that I am not comming so they can cancel the hotel room.
8:37 There is wifi in the train but not in the station?
8:38 Ok there is but u need to register. However.
8:41 Interesting system. You ask for one password and receive 5. at least one works.
8:42 Heavy rain in Newcastle started yesterday as I hear from the Office Manager in Newcastle
8:45 Actually since I am here I could check in the hostel I stayed 1 night ago if they found my scarf
8:53 All the time I go to this hostel receiption the same nice looking girls smiles at me.
8:54 Laura has no knowledge of a lost scarf. Laura is the nice receiption girl. She smiles a lot. And she speaks with a spanish accent. Sounds really cute I like to listen to her.
8:57 Going upstair with laura to an empty room (:D :D)
8:58 No, my scarf is not under the bed. She apologizes for that. Wonder why, after all she did not loose it.
9:01 What a smile. Makes the rainy day a bit better. I say good bye for the moment but I know where she works and it seems she works all the time.
9:05 Why are busses always NOT coming when you wait for them in the rain?
9:24 Back in the office. Lot of surprised faces. A few smile but not as nice as Laura.
11:26 Decided to write something in my blog, no idea what made up my mind and wrote this here.