Germany, Iceland, France (& that Bike Race) & England


July, 2005

Our Holiday in Europe, 2005

What do Germany, Icleand, France and England have in common? England is the odd one out: we only went there because Fran had to attend a conference (well we'd have liked to stay longer but that wasn't possible). Its also the odd one out because, as we perhaps expected, the weather was terrible for the whole time we were there.

We took our road bikes with us and saw some stages of the Tour de France, cycled up some famous mountains, and met friends from Sydney in both Iceland and France.

Day 0 - From here to eternity

Day 0 is really much longer than 24 hours. It began for Keith at 6 am when he had to wake, and ready himself for the final flute ensemble rehearsals of the school term. He was back home by 09:30 to find Fran well in the throws of finalising the house to be left on its own, and giving keys to the neighbour etc.

The Shuttle Bus arrived at 11:00 and drove us to the airport. We did the stuff and waited. We took off and landed 8 hours later in KL. We waited 4 hours in transit and then took off and landed almost 12 hours later in Frankfurt.

This is where we deem the 32 hour day to have ended and the next to have begun…