View from the train - or travelling to Ireland
Trip Start Aug 16, 2010
66Trip End Jan 02, 2011
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We had forward facing seats & a table for the 2 ½ hour train journey, which gave us somewhere to eat our contraband lunch. It reminded me of my first overseas trip as a student when we'd sneak a second breakfast from the youth hostel for lunch. I did the same at the hotel in Glasgow: a few extra croissants & cheese tucked in a serviette as we left the dining room
When we transferred to the ferry there was the requisite x-ray machine for hand luggage, but it was not being used. Apart from looking at our passports to see when & where we’d entered the UK, we just walked onto the ferry. When I remarked top Blackie about not having anything x-rayed, he remarked that they’re only worried about bombs coming out of Belfast, not going in! The ferry felt like a cruise ship – picture theatre, bars, coffee shops, duty free shopping, plenty of places to sit, even free wifi. The 2 hours flew by.