Somber tunes

Indianola, 17 February 2014, noon The last day is always a bitter-sweet event. Though I’m still here and amazing things are still happening all the time, my mind’s already saying goodbye to everything I see. And I only just got here! But I had a great time again and I’ll be back soon – that’s…

Trip to Mars

Suquamish, 16 February 2014, 10am I’ve just woken up. Looks like the jetlag is getting better. I actually had full eight hours’ sleep without even waking up once. Good. I needed it. ‘Bout time my body got a bit of a proper rest. I’m still coughing my lungs out. But quickly back to things that…

Island pleasures

Bainbridge ferry to Seattle, 14 February 2014, 11.45pm This part of the trip was always meant to be great. Sitting here now, nearing complete jetlag exhaustion, I’m still buzzing like a bee around the honey pot. I finally got to see all the lovely islanders!!! …yeah, buzzing, my arse! That’s when I looked up and…

Finding Nirvana behind a bush

Seattle, on a bench next to Kurt Cobain’s house overlooking Lake Washington, 14 February 2014, 1.30pm I hadn’t actually planned to linger around. It’d been on my list after visiting Jimi Hendrix’ graveside but I’d figured time wouldn’t allow for the Hendrix trip today, so I went to the house where Kurt Cobain had ……

Burrito time!!!

Seattle, 14 February 2014, 11.30am So, today was off to a slow start. Stretching my early daylight walk around Downtown and Pike Place Market a bit further was quickly abandoned due to a light but persistent rain setting in. So I did some shopping instead. My Seattle merchandise heart is soothed for now with more…

Seattle stars are people too

Seattle, 14 February 2014, 5am I’ve just given in to the bloody jetlag, dammit! And I’d planned it all out so nicely. Get on that flight in London at 3pm, set the clocks right back to Seattle time (7am) and treat the day accordingly, maybe allowing for a little lunchtime nap, so my body would…

Two is the magic number

Somewhere over the Jasper National Park, 3.40pm (Seattle time) Just a quick check-in. Only about 40 minutes to go and, funnily enough, I feel more anxious than excited. I’m gonna put it down to lack of sleep and too much strong tea. The time passed surprisingly quickly. Two meals, two movies and two hours spent…

The lonely race of shame

London, 13 February 2013, 2.45pm Will I ever get on a flight to Seattle without my heartbeat causing turbulences?! Well, who said this would have to run smoothly?! When faced with times of boredom, make your own drama happen. That’s in any case what I seem to be doing. So, there I sat at gate…

Where the smooth things are

London, 13 February 2014, 1pm My first actual travel entry for this trip. Obviously, not much has happened yet. The bus to Paddington took ages and the woman who sold me my train ticket to Heathrow was a miserable sod (a story not worth the webpage it could be written on) but I’m in a…

Second wind

So here I go again on my own… …ha, but it’s not gonna stay like that for long! This drifter is off to Seattle for the second time (I can’t believe my last trip was nearly a year ago!!!) and will see all those lovely faces again that made her last journey so memorable. Quickly…