It’s 9:30 pm and I’m still in Halifax. A problem with the altitude switch on the plane to Montreal (connecting to Munich, then Florence) so after sitting on the runway for over an hour the flight was cancelled.
“It ought to be plain how little you gain by getting excited and vexed. You’ll always be late for the previous plane and always in time for the next.” Piet Heine
I spent over an hour on the phone with a patient young Air Canada man who cancelled existing outgoing flights, found me a new set of flights: Halifax – London – Brussels – Rome – and 17 hours later – Florence! Instead of arriving in Florence at noon on April 22, I should arrive about the same time on April 23!
So now I’m waiting in the departure lounge of the Halifax International Airport for the London flight.
I’ve checked out trains from Rome to Florence. Cost ~ €60 one way, and that may involve a lot of schlepping at both the Rome and Florence ends. The B&B I’m booked at in Florence is a 15 minute cab ride from the Florence airport so I may overnight in Rome at Air Canada’s expense – I’ll see about organizing that when I arrive in London.
I love being places. I HATE the travelling! With a passion!