Asado

An Argentinian dinner of grilled lamb and pork for dinner tonight at the hotel restaurant. Really tasty, but even the small serve threatened to overwhelm a stomach still uncertain with antibiotics.

Kita: The journey begins

Overlooking the airport at the Stamford hotel, the first step in our journey north.

This journey is on honour of our dog, Kita. Half Japanese Spitz, half Finnish Lapphund. So we are off to Scandinavia via Japan.

Early morning departure tomorrow, hence the hotel. There are great views of the airport and the evening storm that seems to be passing us by.

Campbelltown change

Had a surprisingly good sleep on the train. Woke a few times, once to see the Moon set and the stars appear in their brilliance. Disappointed that no meteors were to be seen.

Such a nice day that I could have flown, but would not have reached here so early.

Need that change at Revesby for the train to Padstow, then catch a bus home. Then this journey will be over.

Southern Cross to the Plenary

Made it to Melbourne. Walk up Bourke Street to Myer, windows shopped, ate Malaysian and hurried to the Convention Centre to the pre concert talk.

The Empire Strikes Back!

Good morning from the XPT

Running 45 minutes late due to weather and the need to remove someone from the train at Moss Vale. Had a few hours sleep, though it took me a long time to cross the threshold. Interesting skies outside this morning and the beauty of rural Victoria, while eating cornflakes and toast for breakfast.

On board the XPT

Leaving in a few minutes time, only a little late. I’m sure we’ll lose time en route. Terry is taking the bus to ttom bunk.

Central

It’s Christmas at Central. Our train was delayed due to track failure and congestion, but I already knew that would happen with the storms.