After breakfast, we headed back to the airport to catch our 10.50 flight. We were there in plenty of time but made our way straight to the gate. Manchester greeted us with its usual overcast skies but it was warmer than we had been used to. It's nice to go away but there's no place like home.
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Our flight to Oslo from Manchester Airport was at 11:00, arriving at 13:55 and we arrived at the airport nice and early which was just as well. Security was an absolute nightmare! Now I don't usually mind it being so as I just think that it's all part of keeping everyone safe but this was a joke. First of all, I failed the full body scan which is not unusual. The hand luggage followed us through but my camera bag was rejected. The nice lady asked if she could ope...
As our body clocks are still on Alaska time, we decided to drive home last night, arriving at 1.00 am this morning. It was a lovely drive as not only was there very little traffic but we haven't seen a dark night for two weeks. Also, the lightning was putting on a magnificent show just for us. And now to bed.
I can't believe we only have one week to go before our adventure begins. I have been packing and re-packing for weeks but still don't know what to take. The temperature is supposed to be 19c on the day we arrive and 20c on the following day but it looks like it could be wet - nothing new there then. So, waterproof jackets and sturdy walking shoes look like the order of the day. This is the first time we have been on a cruise so don't really know what to expect a...