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Getting Nervous

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

So close that I'm having trouble sleeping. I keep on going over all the arrangements and trying to convince myself that it is all taken care of. The main concern is enough clothes while staying under the air-line weight limit.

Walked to the beach for what is likely to be the last time and captured some interesting images of the sunrise. Take a look at Today's Images

I spent a good part of the morning rechecking the content of the case and add some last-minute items like medications and toilet gear. There's still the tripod, the camera, the battery chargers and other power attachments to be stowed somewhere. I tend to carry those in my back-pack as without them I quickly grind to a halt. Finally the notebook and hard-copy documents will be dropped into the satchel and from Friday morning onwards will be pretty much attached to me whenever we move.

Lunch disposed of some more perishables from the fridge and it looks like we'll just about run out on Friday morning.

I've also needed to dig up some final details for the newly booked cruise. I will have to seriously consider locking into a particular Travel Agent so that I don't have to go through the same process over and over again. The door to door pick-up and return is a very special feature of the October booking but the deal is not significantly better than what would have been available directly through Princess.

In the crazy nature of our current weather the temperature is now over 30 °C.

In response to a chance remark about our frequent travel, I've started to document our overseas travel events since 2001. I'm not sure how it will work out but it should give me something to occupy my time on those 'sea days' ahead.

Tomorrow is our last chance to review our preparations. There is little doubt that all is as it should be but I'll no doubt spend another restless night. Tomorrow will be my last update from home, after that it is in the hands of the IT technicians aboard the Diamond Princess for the next 24 days.

Meanwhile, if you'd like to see my recent images you could try the following link.
Recent Images on 365

Cheers ... Tony

Posted by greynomadm 01:25 Archived in Australia

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