Monday, 22 August 2016
The Matucheks cross the Atlantic on a Boeing 666 flying carpet with a pavilion, a bar, a couple of meals eaten in their seats and fifty fellow travelers. The carpet takes six or seven hours so is not supersonic. In England, they travel by train from London to Cambridge. This recalls a train journey from London to a village station by two Time Patrolmen after they have traveled on timecycles from the post-World War II twentieth century to the late nineteenth century.
"Cambridge gave us a proper English welcome, rain." (p. 183)
Today, six of us traveled in two cars from Lancaster to Grange-over-Sands, around the Bay. See image. It rained, the car park flooded, one car engine was damaged and its occupants had to return by train.
There is a point to the south of Lancaster where the Motorway crosses both a railway line and a canal while planes are visible overhead. I like to think that time travelers also pass without being seen. If they travel from the far future to the far past at that point on the Earth's surface, then they are always present while we drive up or down the M6.