|Landed, at 6.12am |
Customs was decidedly quick and efficient as was the domestic transfer...time then to get a coffee and the paper and try and catch up on three weeks of news. Shocked to arrive home to news of the Tasmanian bushfires and extreme temperatures across the country. Always feels odd for the first few days news-wise, given I'm such a news tragic. I'm also aware I've missed and entire test cricket series over summer and there are just the one-dayers to go...they don't capture the imagination the way they once used to do.
Home then, to unpacking, checking the mail, inspecting the house, catching up with the neighbours and news. Ah, much easier would travelling be if we could skip much of this?
By the evening, it was beginning to feel like I hadn't been away, how quickly we adjust. I knew I had a lot to do and so at 6.12pm (no adjustments, definitely Brisbane time) I looked out the kitchen window to see the sun still relatively high in the sky, such a contrast from the early sunsets and colder weather of the past few weeks. Like most travellers, I was keen to be back in my own bed that evening. After all, it was back to work tomorrow, not that I'd really stopped...such is the life of an academic.