I think I would have to admit we should have left Belfast sooner, and that was my fault. Also, we needed a toilet break at Lusk Services.
Ultimately, the reason we missed the HSS was roadworks outside Dun Laoghaire port holding us up for 15 minutes due to a traffic jam.
So here we are on the Stena Nordica, sailing from Dublin to Holyhead, pondering dinner, and not stopping with my friends Sharon and Ian in Rowley Regis on the way through, since it will be after 10pm by the time we reach the M5. Even if the holiday traffic is gone, we’ll not be in Somerset until after midnight.
Still, when we changed sailing we didn’t do too badly. We got the last two seats in Stena Plus, so the premium ticket wasn’t wasted!
I’m pleased to say that the delay wasn’t wasted. We stopped at Debenham’s in Blackrock before heading over the East link toll bridge and we saw the Tall Ships alongside further up the Liffey. On top of that, the East link bridge was only €1 instead of €1.75, for the win.
Think I’ll go and find some grub. This will be a long night.