19 December 2010

I Didn't See It Coming

Hello there!

I had intended for my trip to begin and end at Hamburg Airport. However, I had no intentions to come home only eleven hours after leaving for the airport.

Due to the weather conditions in and around Amsterdam, Dutch airline KLM cancelled both the flight from Hamburg to Amsterdam and the connecting flight to Edinburgh. They gave me two British Airways tickets instead. 

Before I found out late at night that Heathrow had been closed down completely, I had already heard that BA cancelled the onward flight from Heathrow to Edinburgh. 

If I had made it to London at least, I could've taken the train from Euston railway station to Glasgow Central and been there in time for the Runrig concert at the Barrowlands - my plan had been to take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow on Saturday morning. 

After eleven hours at the airport, I took the subway back to my flat. I made some phone calls on the next day (Saturday) and realized the situation hadn't changed; Heathrow remained closed. 

The Daily Mail website features extensive coverage on the subject.

My buddy Paul on top of Eden Walk car park.
Kingston upon Thames. 2007.

Blog post title taken from the song of the same name by Belle & Sebastian.

Have a great evening.

- Dom


Anonymous said...

What a shame you didn't make it to Scotland! Happy Holidays from the Isle of Harris

Dominic Doherty said...

Yes... I've been looking forward to my little trip for months!
Happy Holidays from Hamburg!