Holiday Inn Brentwood
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... the way. The water of the Thames is still very brown, despite the claim that it has been cleaned up considerably over recent years.
At this stage of the day, we do wish to mention the people. There are people everywhere. At the Tower of London, it was a battle to move at times. Walking to the pier, people everywhere!!
Our next stop is at Buckingham Palace where we will watch the world famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Did we mention people before? ...
Today is the official start day of our adventure. It has
been a mix of blunders and a lot of luck. We were delayed for an hour in
Boston, which almost made us miss our flight to Iceland. The bus bringing us to
the correct terminal arrived just as we got to the bus stop though. Once there,
the airline admins at Icelandair helped us bypass the MASSIVE security line and
make our flight (just barely). We met some pretty cool ...
... We fill out our details etc on the envelope, then wait at the NSW line. We get the Eden Monaro paper and the Senate "metre". Just like in Oz, we head off to the booth, cast our votes. The votes are sealed in the envelope and posted in the NSW box. We now exit. I've been taking photos all the way thru of us going thru the process and I am chipped about it when I photograph the Exit ...
... t scared for even a moment and didn't feel sick on landing then they are some sort of superhuman, made of something I don't posses. Still, loving it all so far, disasters are just an excuse to laugh at yourself, exhaustion is an inevitability, the people-watching in airports is unbeatable, the turbulence was exciting and the scale and diversity of the world is being brought home with glorious clarity. Sat on a plane ...
... Colin Firth, Daniel Craig, David Cameron, David Beckham, The Royal Family, Shrek to name a few and of course One Direction! The finale to the tour was an amazing 4-D film production involving the Marvel Comic Heroes, Spiderman, Captain America, The Hulk and others. It really was very good!
Back to the hotel with a stop of at Sainsbury's for some groceries. It was great to have a kitchen in our flat and we could finally have a "home cooked" meal.