Monday 21 October 2019

Superglued to the sofa...

So Gail and I arrived home in Aberdeen on Saturday evening, after ending our big trip abroad with a pleasant couple of days staying with friends in Yorkshire.

Over the past two weeks I have travelled on or in the following:
  • 24 trains* in 3 countries 
  • 2 ferries (Stena Line, from Harwich to Hoek van Holland and back) 
  • 2 cars (in Bavaria and Yorkshire)
  • 2 urban metros (Hoek van Holland to Schiedam and back) 
  • 1 cable car (Breitenberg Bahn) 
  • 1 bus (no. 46 York to Pocklington)
At all times I was a good boy and was never sick.

I think I now deserve some sofa time...

*The trains were: (1) Aberdeen to Newcastle, (2) Newcastle to Newark North Gate, (3) Newark Castle to Nottingham, (4) Nottingham to London St Pancras, (5) London Liverpool Street to Harwich, (6) Schiedam to Rotterdam, (7) Rotterdam to Utrecht, (8) Utrecht to Köln, (9) Köln to Mainz, (10) Mainz to Darmstadt, (11) Darmstadt to Augsburg, (12) Augsburg to Buchloe, (13) and (14), Buchloe to Biessenhofen and back, (15) Landsberg am Lech to Kaufering, (16) Kaufering to Buchloe, (17) Buchloe to Augsburg, (18) Augsburg to Düsseldorf, (19) Düsseldorf to Utrecht, (20) Utrecht to Rotterdam, (21) Rotterdam to Schiedam, (22) Harwich to London Liverpool Street, (23) London Kings Cross to York, (24) York to Aberdeen.


  1. That's a lot of train travel--and a lot of transfers. No wonder you're exhausted. Sleep well.

  2. that odysseus guy can go home , you topped him with 87 more destinations you saw.... home sweet home now, right?

  3. Hari OM
    Bertie lad, nothing beats your own couch, right?! that is an impressive list of trips made. Few dogs could boast as much. You have definitely earned the title 'Travel Veteran' and you can now put those letters at the end of your name.
    ...oh, no, maybe that looks like you are a screen star or something... you know, like Mr Cox.
    There could be worse things...
    WELCOME HOME! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. You are a very well-seasoned traveler, Bertie! Enjoy your nice long nap. You deserve it!

  5. Bertie the thunderous roar you hear IS NOT a t-storm it is me giving you and Gail a standing ovation while shouting to the top of my lungs with praises at both you and Gail for this
    monumental undertaking.
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. PS
    Dad of Angel Madi could possibly be a wee bit jealous over the train rides.
    Just sayin'

  7. Bertie we are tired just reading that list of trains you took. You sure deserve a long rest after such a great trip.

  8. You have EARNED that sofa time, Bertie!!

  9. You all deserve a long snooze on that comfy sofa!

    Kiki and Rosie

  10. Bertie, you sure have had quite the adventure. We are going to go back and see what you have been up to. Thanks for stopping by our blog with your kind words.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  11. What a wonderful adventure you had Bertie!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  12. I don't blame you for wanting to sleep. You are quite the adventurer.

  13. Oh my goodness, Bertie, what an itinerary ! You must be very proud to have travelled so far. I hope that you and Gail can put your feet up have a nice rest.
    Sleep well.

    Inca xx

  14. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! That is TOO MUCH TRAVELLING! You deserve couch time indeed! Happy napping, and welcome home!

  15. Bertie!!! So glads you and Gail made it home safely and had a most FABulous trip! Butts, alas, there is no place like home.....
    sweet dreams my furiend....
    Ruby ♥

  16. My goodness Bertie that is a lot of traveling. Nice to see friends and new places but no place like home and your own couch!
    Mabel & Hilda

  17. You have my admiration Bertie. Hip Hip Hooray!
    Your Friend