In our ongoing saga of changes and rescheduling, I contacted our hotel in the Lake District and got their verification that, indeed, we will not make the last train from Oxenholme to Windermere, and also their recommendation for a taxi service.
After checking on TripAdvisor, it appears that, particularly on a Sunday evening that is also a Bank Holiday, it is wise to pre-book your taxi. I contacted the hotel’s recommended taxi service and we should be all set now, and will be met at the station. I’m now feeling better that the bits and pieces are coming back together and that we won’t be having to adjust on the fly to unforeseen circumstances. Now I can go back to worrying over weather, what to pack and the likelihood of strikes!
Yes, I do worry. A lot. However, I usually also have a series of backup plans in place for most situations that might possibly crop up, particularly those that we have encountered in the past that I HADN’T planned on or thought through ‘what to do if….” so I guess it is a good thing. One of the side benefits of having traveled a lot is that we have run into, and solved, a lot of travel challenges, so my confidence level is pretty good even when I haven’t completely pre-planned for a contingency and I usually have the resources available to figure out next steps when we do run into problems. Fingers crossed that this trip has already given me all the problems it is going to!