Saturday, January 31, 2009
London to Amsterdam
Leaving Joseph's house at 5.30am to take the 6:18am train from Liverpool St Station to Harwich International the trip back to Melbourne felt like it had begun. After a few weeks of uncertainty it was a pleasant feeling heading towards Liverpool St and making a commitment to attempt to travel back to Melbourne without using a plane.
The sun rose over the frozen English landscape whilst I was on the train and so began a brilliantly clear and calm winter's day and perfect weather for crossing the North Sea by ferry.
The ferry was a pleasant 5 hour trip and as there were very few passengers surprisingly peaceful and quiet. Certainly more peaceful than traveling by plane. Looking out the window I thought of Hiroshi Sugimoto's Seascapes and the calming feeling of looking to the horizon across the ocean and knew that it could be a few months before I saw the ocean again and knew that I would miss it.
Posted by Thom Mckenzie at 8:02 PM