Well for the first time since I was a student I am not flying back to Ireland but taking the train and ferry. I have in the past driven to the ferry but have avoided the train as it use I be a nasty experience. I have 4 changes and one of the trains is a bus. In theory it will take me about 9 hours. Oh and none of the trains I am on allow me to book a seat. I have started an hour earlier that I needed as one of the connections was a 5 min one, so I was worried I would miss it. I hope the trains are at least cleaner than they used I be, I remember sticking to the floor of the Glasgow to Ayr one.