European Vacation – September 12/19 – Edmonton to Dublin, Ireland (Part 2) – From Here to There

After 8 hours, 2 meals, a bottle of red wine and a Bailey’s coffee, no movies and little sleep, we arrived over Ireland. Our 15 minute early Vancouver departure, translated into a 30 minute early arrival (8 AM), which translated into 15 minute late gate connection (8:45). Is this what they mean by “Time marching on.”?

Dry banana bread and yogurt breakfast – yummy
Still in the dark
French or English, it is still a long way
Sun up
Clouds still with us
Landing in Dublin, Ireland

We landed in Terminal 1, looking a bit dowdy compared to the more modern Terminal 2. Our first stop would be the Immigration Centre, where we got a taste of what post-Brexit Brits can expect when travelling to an EU country. The EU group on our plane (less than 33%) flowed easily through gates manned by 5 officers, while our 67% flowed haltingly through gates manned by 2 to 3 officers. At one point, the queue resembled an E ticket ride (sorry, old Disneyland reference) with 2/3s of the queue hidden until you turned the corner. Passports reviewed and stamped, we were off to the luggage carousel.

2 thoughts on “European Vacation – September 12/19 – Edmonton to Dublin, Ireland (Part 2) – From Here to There

    1. Thank you. One of the side benefits of not being able to sleep on an airplane, is that you are awake to notice things like that. Most others were oblivious, sleeping away. Sleep is over rated. Thanks for reading Lael. Allan

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