Mongoose: The Public Transport Logs – Episode 2

The Journey

This time it is Kirton in Lindsey to Nottingham for a Spaceman reunion so to speak.

We put the band back together… More on that later.

So the log. Firstly it was raining at 6.30am this morning. I don't see many 6am's so the cloud's could be purple at this time for all I know… Anyway I dressed accordingly big Grey jumper and a coat.

That was mistake number one.

Then I had forgotten the exact fare from Kirton to Lincoln so went to draw some cash out.

For those interested the fare was £6.70 return Which is not bad considering Scunthorpe's recent hike to £6.

So after a rush, I made it and waited. The Stagecoach bus was on time (having only a 10min turnaround to the train I was glad of this). The journey along the cliff to Lincoln is well worth every penny of the £6.70 – why don't I go there more often!!

The train to Nottingham came to £10.30 return. Not bad I thought considering the distance traveled there.

Though I should point out this is the second public transport journey when I have ended up with chewing gum stuck to my shoe. I HATE THE DAM STUFF

Reunion

What did the truthseeker and the mongoose talk about? Well I couldn't possibly tell you more than there could well be some exciting Spaceman developments in the future..

Reflection

So after Nottingham there is an hour before the next Kirton bound bus. So I grab a juice drink and sit on the viewing bench by waterside in reflection of the day.

There is a saying that crossing one's own time line can be dangerous

The Truthseeker had looked a lot… well older than when I had seen him last. At a guess I would say the Mongoose is undergoing the aging process a little there too. Must work on that cryogenic freezing idea.

Once we got talking we were once again.. like the students we once where only older (no wiser and both a bit chubbier).

I would think more but the bus is here. On time again!

Price compare – The No Nonsense Cost

Destination – Cleethorpes

Ticket Price £13.10

Estimated Car equivalent, fuel cost £11.82 Car park £3 = £14.82

= Public transport cost saves £1.72 for single traveler – thats 86 x 2p for those machines . (more than one your car wins)

Destination – Nottingham

Ticket Price £10.40 + £6.70 = £17

Estimated Car equivalent fuel £29.64 Car Park £5.20 (Nottingham city council more expensive than the seaside here!)

= Public transport cost saves £17.84 for single traveler.