Getting Lost Again
Trip Start Jul 20, 2009
68Trip End Sep 06, 2009
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I chose a new route with my new friend's help and set off. I had plenty of time, but I was still un-nerved when a few minutes later my phone bleeped to tell me I'd gone through a new time zone and I had one hour less to get to Kaunus airport to pick up Nick
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 his daughter motioned that I could follow her car back to the right road. I was very grateful. We had to go back into Alytus, but then I was on my way again.
The remaining journey was uneventful, and we got to Kaunus airport about 5 minutes after Nick came through what amounts for customs. Incidentally, I haven't had my passport checked since I got off the boat in Holland. The borders are truly porous.
The kids were thrilled to see their Dad after a week of separation.