Welcome to our travel blog. We are Tabitha and Nic. In 2011 we 'retired' in our early 40s and set off to travel the world. We spent our first year in South America and have been lucky enough to make two trips to Antarctica.

Our blog is a record of our travels, thoughts and experiences. It is not a guide book, but we do include some tips and information, so we hope that you may find it useful if you are planning to visit somewhere we have been. Or you may just find it interesting as a bit of armchair travel.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Crossing the Bay of Biscay (Throwback posts)

Once I managed to pry myself away from the food at Cordoba's La Siesta, it was time to head back to the UK. We had decided to try to reduce our carbon footprint, and take the train and ferry back from Santander.

We stayed overnight in Santander and then got a later afternoon ferry from Santander to Portsmouth, which takes about 24 hours. En route to the ferry, we heard from our estate agents that we had agreed the sale of our flat, so our plan was to hit the bar to celebrate. This would have been fine, except that before we had even managed to get fully out of the harbour, Nic was struck down with seasickness. He wanted to be able to just sleep (or not) in peace in the cabin, so I was forced to sit in the bar and celebrate on my own!

Thankfully, his sickness settled down during the night, and he was OK for the next day. We only arrived in Portsmouth in the late afternoon, so didn't really worry too much about trying to see any of it. And the next morning we set straight off to get back to Kent.

Although we were now to be back in the UK for quite a while, so see through the sale of the old flat, the purchase of the new one, and to move in to the new flat for a while, we actually managed to do very little that was especially blog worthy, but I'll pick up a few things with you over the coming posts. And we have one short trip coming up ... to see polar bears.

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