So I successfully got up at 4.45 am to catch hte 5.30 bus to Barcelona airport to catch the 7 am flighht to Lisbon to get to Oriente for the 10.20 train to Messines Alte arriving at 13.05 which is only a 10 minute walk from home.
Which is quite a long time for a trip that started out at 1.30 pm in Usti nad Labem yesterday.
Not really helped by the fact that the only road I know from Usti to Prague airport is the back way, possibly not the right route in the middle of winter in a tiny little rental car. Not up there, in the snow.
But hey ho, crossing Europe just before Christmas is never easy, all the major and direct routes get filled up early.
On the other hand, we do seem to now have our mini-mine and the money to exploit it so that’s all to the good. Which, err, now means I get to make this rather complicated trip once a month for the forseeable. Hopefully not on the 7 am out of Barcelona each time though.