We spent most of today (Weds 28 December) at the iMac...scanning Booking.com and AirBnb for places to stay during our Norway trip.
We debated whether to get the ferry over to the Lofoten islands from Bodø and drive back round over the ten days. Or whether to stay on the mainland and aim for Tromsø and back again.
The ferry - probably not the best option for someone who feels queasy even on a canal. But Stu reckons he has endured worse when he went sea fishing (many moons ago) with his Dad. 'I might be moody, sick for the entire crossing and not want you near me - but it's only for three hours".
So anyway - the other way only involves a one-hour ferry. But hardly any places to stay for miles and miles.
By dinner time I was feeling very frustrated - having spent a day achieving nothing more than the hire car online book-in. Whereas Stu (whose glass was very clearly brimmeth over) decided we had achieved loads. "We've done a whole day of learning how hard it is to book this holiday. At least we can start tomorrow already knowing that".
What the f*ck did he have to drink today?
So anyway. Stu has been in bed since about 10.30. It is now 00:04 on Thursday morning. And I think I have found the answer - on a completely different booking site. One week stay in a cabin. With one hell of a view. Easy driving distance to some beautiful places.
Do I book it? Or wait until the morning and risk either losing it or changing my mind again.
I got as far as the Pay Now bit. And decided the obvious thing to do was to go write some blog. I might even go and make myself a decaf cappuccino too.
I might get the courage and the inspiration to MAKE A BLOODY DECISION.
(here's the cabin in question)