Santa Village and a Sleeper

Husky sleds, reindeer sleighs, Moomins and a sleeper train back from Rovaniemi to Helsinki.

Aboard the X2000

First class in the tilt train to Stockholm. Fruit and muffins provided, views of snowy landscapes, iced lakes and country cabins all provided.

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.

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.

Hurstville

Setting off for my latest crazy adventure. An overnight train ride to Melbourne, watch a concert, then another overnighter back.

Glad I’m not flying. Too many storms!