After a nine hour delay at Gatwick Airport, I have finally arrived safely in Dublin. I spent the time reading Sweetness in the Belly, a novel that my mother sent me that has thus far been superb. It is making me feel as though I should learn a lot more about Islam. Also, it generated a certain calming effect while other passengers were howling for blood: especially after we got told we would have to wait another hour in our seats on the tarmac for a take-off slot.
My first impression of Isaac’s Hostel is that it is in a well run place, easy to reach, with a capable staff. I like the look of the room and of the crowd in the lobby. Showing up six hours after the check-in date specified for my reservation was not a problem. Far more details will follow, as internet access is quite cheap.
For now, I am off to buy film and explore. There is no HD400 to be had anywhere in the UK, it seems, so I am going to try one of the Fuji line of colour negative films for this trip.