Friday, 23 January 2015
23.01.2015 - 23.01.2015
I'm planning for this to be the last entry until we're in Fort Lauderdale. Final preparations have gone so smoothly that I'm now worried that I've missed something. I've also found it difficult to build up enthusiasm for anything much. I can't even indulge in cooking or baking when the whole of the food focus is to reduce the content of the fridge so that it can be switched off.
We've downloaded adequate reading material to our Kindles so we'll have plenty to fill in some idle time waiting at airports. We will be driving to Queanbeyan on Thursday - 29 January and leaving our car with Natalie. The next leg of the journey will be flying from Canberra to Sydney, it will be the first time we've flown from Canberra in many years. Next step is Sydney to Dallas/Fort Worth where we transfer for the flight to Fort Lauderdale. It will be a very long day.
Tomorrow we'll dust off the cases and start packing the basic items that get packed regardless of our destination. The selection of clothing for the duration will be a bit more difficult. Most of the time we'll be in tropical waters and light gear is all that's needed. However when we visit the Falkland Islands and we round Cape Horn we will be closer to Antarctica than we've ever been and will no doubt be very cold. The classic advice is 'lots of layers'.
I'll be sending out an email to a number of our contacts asking them to restrict their emails while we're away. I'll also need to un-subscribe from a number of routine lists to ensure we can cope with the limited Internet facilities aboard the Ruby. I'll continue my regular practice of posting a daily blog and uploading the 'Photo of the Day'.
That's it for now, next update will be from Fort Lauderdale.
If you want to look at what I've been up to you can view my recent photos at Image for Today
Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony