Another post that isn’t about Ecuador – I’m aware that I’ve been home for a week and a half now but I’ve not quite finished my journal yet and I’m really, really tired so I don’t want to give you a half-effort post about a trip that will take a lot of thought to describe. So maybe tomorrow, maybe next week, we’ll see what happens.
Excuses aside, I spent the best part of 9 hours in a car today. My family and I (well, technically my dad) drove from our home town to Newquay, Cornwall, a journey that should have taken six hours but took infinitely longer.
I don’t mind car journeys – relating this back to Ecuador – the journey from the capital to the Amazon camp was eight hours and that didn’t bother me at all. I got a double seat to myself, the seat belt only went around my waist and not my shoulder and it was a very smooth ride. However, to get to Newquay I had to wear a proper seat belt and I don’t like things touching my neck so the whole thing was really uncomfortable and (as my mum described it) I’m pretty sure we all got whiplash from my dad’s driving.
As someone who can’t and doesn’t drive, I feel somewhat unable to criticise. But there should definitely be an expiry date on driving licenses and a retesting at certain ages. Like 60. Which my dad has passed.
But we got here in the end – the ‘holiday home’ is just a house really. I called dibs on the room with the double bed (because I’m taller than my sister and I need it, obviously) and there’s good WiFi here and I’ve been sleepily browsing through tumblr for approximately an hour before I worked myself up to actually writing this.
I’m so sorry the blogging standard has been below par, it’s been a really busy couple of weeks and I’m barely managing to stay on top of it but I’m getting there – hopefully the holiday will help.
And I managed to write three thousand words of a story for tumblr in the car, so I suppose that’s productive.
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