Saturday arrived and by this time everyone was ready for home. All the mobility scooters, which had grown in number over the week, had been returned and everyone was sitting in their correct seat for the long journey home. Mr D. River appeared and was quite relaxed; making jokes about our hotel by referring to it as Fawlty Towers and so we set off.
There was nothing spectacular about the journey. It was raining and my lovely husband and I listened to music on our headphones and dozed. We stopped off to collect rations for the rest of the journey and soon we made it back to the first coach swap over.
Here we left Gregor and some of our travel friends to board the coach that would take us to Manchester. Other coaches were heading off towards Liverpool and one as far as Grimsby. Actually Gregor or Mr Grumpy was driving this particular coach, which as you can imagine had us both in fits of giggles; an appropriate destination for an appropriate disposition!
Anyway we made our way again with our first driver Olaf, who was pleasant and friendly all the way to Lymm service station, where we transferred yet again to a mini bus which was to take us to Stockport and then Manchester.
Again nothing happened on this journey worthy of comment, just that we were tired and wanted to get home; which we did by about 6.30 in the evening after setting off at 8.30 in the morning. A journey of about 10 hours, which made us realise that we could have been to Lanzarote and back in the same time but obviously at a greater expense!
Would we do one of these coach trips again? Yes, we would but only if we did more research on the hotel being offered and the prices were on the right side of a bargain!
Overall we enjoyed the experience and we did meet some genuinely nice people, which was a bonus in itself.
Since writing up this diary of events, we have been on another coach trip but this time with another company and to the USA. Watch out, for you never know, I might write another report about that experience sometime in the future!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.