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Friday, 1 February 2008 – London, GB to San Diego, CA, USA

Alain & I arrived safely at our motel which is simple, basic but with wifii, clean and secure + it happens to be next to Dollar Rent a Car. I have already booked a room for the day Alain & I get back on 22 Feb AND for 8 March when Cliff & Ian arrive.  So, for your immigration papers, your first night’s address will be:

Motel 6
San Diego Harbour
2353 Pacific HWY
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone 619 232 8931

Just returned from a Dennys (all day breakfasts with coffee from a bottomless cup) 2 blocks walk away, where no matter what you order, it tastes of ‘oliebollen’ (Dutch concoction that takes pancake mix + ingredient x, shape it into a ball & deep fry), even the coffee!

Also had an email from my San Diego cactus contact, humbly apologising over the double booking of speakers, completely his fault and confirming that I am the speaker and he will ask the other speaker to fill another slot later.

When we arrived at the Motel, they asked ‘Did we want an alarm call?’ After 30 hours with only very little sleep (I read the complete Rough Guide to Baja instead for a change), we said ‘No thanks!’, but as flying starts at 7 a.m. and the motel is at the end of the run way, we were awake, plane spotting, by 7:01.

Must go and pick up our car and disappear into Mexico!

Adios mi amigos!