Yep, Heathrow alright!
Funny how I always know I'll visit the UK again, and then I start saying "let's plan Europe this time instead", and I'm back to the UK! The main agenda of the trip though was very simple - Whitby. This was a town I always wanted to visit when I first bought the Frommers' "England 2006", this picture was on the first page but there was no credit given, which piqued my curiosity. I searched and searched, posted the query on Tripadvisor many times and finally found out it is this tiny town in Yorkshire. And there began the trip planning, from 2007. The problem was always the timing - everyone said that one has to go when the weather is good, aka summer, and that never worked out for me until this year.
at a French bakery in St.Pancras International
So when I planned a trip to EU, I threw in the UK just for this one place.
Back to the present, the flight took off nearly 2 hours late from DFW because of some, erm.... "baggage issues", but I was just glad that we were flying given the volcano situation. Flight by itself was peaceful, I saw a bit of TV and surprisingly couldn't sleep on the flight. The pilot made up for lost time in air, and we arrived more or less on time (about 30 mins late). Immigration was a breeze, I had to top my Oyster and caught the Tube to St.Pancras where I would catch my onward train to York.
The only issue was that I had a 2 hour wait and ideally would've liked to walk around London but with a luggage in tow, that was hard. The weather was unusually bright and warm, I would say about 20C which was nice. I had my favourite cheese, tomato and basil croissant from the "Delice de France" chain, and packed in a sandwich and a bag of crisps for the train ride. The train to York was a breeze, and the double decker left on time to Whitby. Frommers, here I come!!