Touchdown London

WOW – 36 hours ground to ground and we feel good. Christchurch-Sydney-Bangkok-Dubai-London! Amazing! Arrival to Heathrow was smooth as I had booked special assistance (wheel chair support) just in case and LifeFitness had organised a driver at arrivals to pick us up. So much easier than navigating the tubes and trains. Ari was super helpful and whisked us out of the airport and to the country before we could say good afternoon. I felt like Cinderella as we arrived at our home for the competition Sopwell House.

It is such beautiful country house, nestled in the trees just out of St Albans. Ari had been a world traveller for many years and he said the best thing to do was not to sleep. The Americas Cup decider was on but not for a good few hours -we were in disbelief that we had gone from 8-1 to this race, but it was a great distraction to keep us awake long enough to adjust to the time zone properly. We headed into St Albans to look at the grand cathedral, organise a SIM card and potter. We stumbled over the most amazing pub built in 1420 – the boot It was a great way to keep awake and we arrived back to the room for a magnificent and luxurious sleep – we put the tv on and woke up just to hear oracle winning….and then headed back to sleep until morning. It was blissful cx