Thursday, September 29, 2011

Attention passengers...

'Attention passengers' - said the pilot over Newfoundland - 'due to a persistent oil leak, we've been authorized to return to Newark.'

Arrgh!!  Blah, blah blah, no one was hurt, yeah, but returning to Newark instead of landing somewhere on the European continent has put me fully a day behind.  Every emergency vehicle was on the runway for our crippled return, but still... I could have gotten some better connections from Reykjavik.  Spent the night in Newark with a diversely international group all fretting about missed connections while the Jet Airlines, self-described as 'India's finest' took their phones off the hook and disappeared.

At least I'm as far as Madrid at the moment, waiting for the night train to Santiago de Compostela.  I suppose starting a pilgrimage on the feast of St Jerome - a real thinker, he is - is as good as on the feast of St Michael.  But Michael's got the wings...


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's Michael who helped you float back to Newark so you could start on the feast of a very very great saint - Jeronimo!

ksam said...

Wow....that's a bummer...wish I coulda known...you were less than an hour away...could have brought you some of Jersey's finest to help pass the time. Buen Camino

Sheila Phelan Wright said...

Ahh . . Newark to Newfoundland to Newark, now there's a day not to remember. Glad you are in Madrid.
Michael handed over the wings to you already, so all is well. Hope you other connections in Spain work out. Sheila

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you made it to your destination OK. Good luck on your journey and maybe next time ill have a stamp for you. - PO Newark Airport

Anonymous said...

No pilgrim likes to backtrack but you definitely set a WORLD RECORD!
Michael, Gabriel, Raphael (now there's a good set of wings!) be with you! Agnes, Denver

The Solitary Walker said...

Love and blessings and a Buen Camino from the Solitary Walker ... with you every step of the Way!