Thursday, April 15, 2010

April 15, 2010: A Volcano In Iceland Keeps Me In Grande Prairie

Today was supposed to be the day of my flight from Grande Prairie to Edinburgh, via Calgary and London. However, a volcanic eruption in Iceland had spewed volcanic ash high into the air making air travel in the region impossible. As luck (or unluck?) would have it, nearly all flights to Europe travel over Iceland, and so going to Paris or Munich, and then to Scotland, was out of the question. So, as it stands I've been booked on a flight for Monday, and will be informed as soon as possible if there is an earlier flight available.

In the mean time I've been busying myself with watching the adventures of the BBC's Michael Palin as he circumnavigates the globe, travels full circle around the Pacific Ocean, crosses the Himalayas, and completes a journey from the North Pole to the South Pole. His resourcefulness and general British pluckiness has definitely been a source of optimism for me as my trip has been temporarily derailed before it even got under way.

More updates as they happen...

1 comment:

  1. I am looking forward to living vicariously in Scotland this time. I was a avid follower of your Korean blog.