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December 14, 2003

A traveler's tale

I returned last night from the city of Poznan via Copenhagen, leaving Poznan in a sort of misty drizzle that was trying to be snow and arriving in the Danish capital in rain. Having been told to proceed to the Gate for the connection and sitting in wait for a little more than an hour, we were told that the flight was delayed - by the weather in London! It appears that the weather at Heathrow was being disrupted by a fast moving front, and, after a gate change to a larger aircraft, we duly took off.

Arriving in London in clear skies and mild temperatures! In all honesty though, we had passed through the offending front somewhere over the North Sea between Amsterdam and the English coast and several people were caught with drinks leaving glasses or cups in a near vertical trajectory! Happily, I wasn’t one of them – my mouth was still full of the last “glug” when we took the first drop. Now I know what the Astronauts training on the “Vomit Comet” must feel like.

To be honest, this is not the first time I have “enjoyed” turbulence of this sort. One forgets ……. Still, can’t complain, we got down safely, I got home, the cat was ever so pleased to see me ….

Posted by The Gray Monk at December 14, 2003 09:21 PM