This morning I will soon be on my way to London. Leaving from Kirkby Stephen on the Settle-Carlisle railway line to Leeds. Then switching trains and onwards (and upwards) to London, Kings Cross Station.
The 72 mile route from Settle to Carlisle takes you on a journey through the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, over the 24 arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct before plunging in to the longest tunnel on the line at Blea Moor. Emerging onto the side of Dentdale, the line leaves the Dales at Garsdale and makes it way through the gentle, lush rolling hills of the Eden Valley, with rural villages and market towns before arriving at the great border city of Carlisle.
Reason for traveling? Well not the train trip to Leeds although I know it is going to be a cracking good ride. No, I’m going to the American Embassy for my visa interview, Thursday morning, 8.30 am, standing outside in a long line. Hopefully it will not raining. I’m prepared. I-am-SO-prepared. A time, me thinks, for Dying Meticulously.