Tuesday, September 9th 2014
We are back from our short visit to New York. Our flight landed at Heathrow at about 6:15 am, having departed from Newark at 18:25 yesterday evening. The journey did not last 12 hours because the timings include the 5-hour difference between New York and London.
I am hoping that our stay was too short to cause jetlag. Airline seating does not provide much leg room – especially when the passenger in front of you tips his seat back for the whole journey – and it’s difficult to find a comfortable position to sleep, but I did manage to doze off for a couple of hours and I am hoping this will be enough to convince my body that it has just spent two normal days separated by a normal period of sleep. Will this work?
We went home from the airport to dump our bags and then left again almost immediately for Liverpool Street Station. There we had breakfast prior to my catching the 10:18 Chingford train to go to fetch Freya from the cattery. I leave the train at Highams Park and take a cab to the cattery. The last time I did this, the cab driver, who was not a native speaker of English, misunderstood the address and took me to the wrong end of town. Today I was careful to be understood and everything went perfectly.
Freya and I caught the train back to Liverpool Street where Tigger was waiting for us and all three took the number 205 bus back to the Angel.
We have spent the rest of the day unpacking and relaxing. We have the rest of the week off from work to help us recover from the change of time zone.