California, Here We Come! (2021): Diary Prologue

As the first travelling day of this trip was purely a positioning exercise to London Heathrow, with no sightseeing component at all, I thought of it as ‘Day Zero’ rather than Day 1. As such, I am giving brief pictorial coverage of the journey as a ‘Prologue’. Bruce met me on arrival at Terminal 5 and we both took a supervised Covid test to facilitate our joint journey to Amsterdam the following day.

Bruce was working for the remainder of the day, while I alternated between lazing around and making sure that all my documentation was in order for our imminent international travel. This latter task included waiting for airline approval of our documents and receiving clearance to go ahead with online check-in.