Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Images from the long, long journey home to Aberdeen

Up early to catch the train in Lugano

But not too early for the Swiss army cadets to be enjoying a beer (or several)...

As we enjoy scenic views of Lake Lucerne from the train window.

 In a park near Zurich Hauptbahnhof I meet 'Amigo', the first WFT I've seen since leaving the UK.

We change trains again in Frankfurt,

Where we are reminded of home.

After an overnight stay in Utrecht,

We say hi to a furry fellow passenger on the Sunday morning train to Amsterdam.

Gail and I are both by now feeling a little travel weary

But we are encouraged by seeing this poster.

At IJmuiden we say goodbye to continental Europe

And take the overnight ferry across the North Sea to Newcastle

Where I am less than impressed with my accommodation.

 Monday morning in Newcastle and I am too tired to go exploring (yes really!)

Finally, late afternoon, we're home sweet home in Aberdeen.

What a wonderfully brilliant trip!


  1. Bertie - What a journey ! There's nowhere like home.

  2. Good to know you're both safely home. That was an epic journey for a little chap, Bertie. You both look exhausted on the train.
    Petite-Chose and Inca xx

  3. The last photo made us smile... we are guessing you left your mark all around Europe too! Did you get any stamps in your passport?

    1. I am really disappointed that nobody stamped my passport. In fact no-one even looked at it until we got on the ferry to return to the UK.

  4. How great that you met Amigo :o) it's great that you saw so much countries and towns...and I bet there so much stories to tell... after a well deserved nap in your own bed :o)

  5. Wow!!!! What a pawsome traveller and what AMAZING adventures you had....I am speechless (almost) in admiration for you (and Mum says well done Gail)
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. Hari OM
    WELCOME HOME BERTIE LAD!!! You truly had an adventure for your first out-of-Britain trip. Did Amigo prove to be and amigo? Was the ferret furiendly? Hope there were no bills in the peemail waiting for you!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. Welcome home.We know you had a great time away, but there is no place like home.

  8. Marvellous stuff Bertie! Delighted you and Gail made it home safely.

  9. Welcome home ! What a long day ! We're glad you had a safe trip. Purrs

  10. Glad you are home safe and sound. Rest up and keep us posted on the next adventure

    Gus n Teka

  11. you are such a world traveler now - rest up and dream of your next adventure :)

  12. Oh wow, what a long trip home! I just bet you're exhausted. But was that a FERRET you met?! I've never met a ferret in the furs. How exciting!

  13. Bertie...thank goodness you are home...hey did you need your passport to get back into Scotland? I know you had a wonderful trip but really and truly there is no place like home.
    Bravo to you and Gail for your stamina!!!
    Rest up good buddy
    Hugs madi your bfff

    1. Finally, before boarding the ferry back to the UK, I did get to show my passport.

    2. Thank goodness you didn't waste your treat money on getting it since you finally needed it.
      Hugs Madi

  14. What a beautiful place. Bertie did you know mom's first dog was you! His name was Mickey
    Lily & Edward

  15. What an exciting trip!...even if its return seems almost...interminable. I believe nap time is in order.

  16. Travelling is great, but it's always good to be back home. We chuckled at the 'welcoming' rain in Newcastle, BOL!

    Also, we think we may have been VERY interested in the ferret!

  17. Wow!!! Looks like such a fun trip! Happy you shared these pictures with us :) you are so adorable heeh


  18. Welcome home and rest well from your exciting adventure!

    Wyatt and Tegan

  19. Wow, you are so well traveled - and internationally!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  20. Wow - that was a big trip!

    Monty, Harlow and Ramble

  21. Go Bertie!! What a fun and exciting adventure, but there is no place like home is there?
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
    PeeEss...Mama says you still have time to get your picture in for the Halloween Pawty...she says she can also just use a picture she has on file if Miss Gail is too busy with laundry and stuff. Head up tho, I think she may use one that I know you aren't too fond of ;-)