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... and onto another waiting on an adjacent platform this taking you onwards to Vilnius the capital of Lithuania (the reason for the change is distance between the tracks are different in the two countries).
The Warsaw – Sestokai train takes 7 hours then the Sestokai – Vilnius train takes a further 3, hence the train oriented slant of this blog.
The Warsaw train seems to be kitted out exactly like a slam door network south east commuter train from the late ...
... and get on the first train you see, which is a bit nervewrecking when you don't know what to expect. Fortunately, the name Sestokai appeared above a bit of platform just a few minutes before a train stopped infront of it. I assumed that was my train, and got on.
Train carriages had the compartment layout that seems quite common in this part of the world. Dozed for an hour or so (it was early still...) ...
... A small something to cuddle at night, when I'm missing him.
Laura, very kindly, let me spend half of Monday uploading photos - which takes forever. Meanwhile, the kids amused themselves by asking Grandmother for a peach, then cracking up because she gave them a tomato instead.
It was a lovely, much needed, chill day.
... Nick. Still, I was pretty pleased. I'd driven through two time zones in less than a week. How cool is that?
Somewhere in Alytus, I missed the turning to Kaunus. Several kilometres later, I stopped in a tiny village, inhabited by farmers. Dodging the chickens, I asked for help with the directions. The old man I'd picked on, pointed back the way I'd come, made signals that it was two somethings away - kilometres, turnings, traffic lights? Who knows? Eventually ...
... to have lost our order a couple of times:-( The 18-hole mini golf course turned out to be really, quite challenging at 9:30pm with the nearest street light not working and the light failing. Reassuringly Gavin won so that had to be celebrated with a quick ice-cream from the cafe. This time we opted for something quick that I could select from the freezer as opposed to the lunch earlier in the day - they were meant to be shutting in 10 ...