Victoria Harbor to
arr Rosslea 3:20
After breakfast, Alan waved to a pedicab driver to get him to the train station, and he made it with only a few minutes to spare. The Ustinovitch Station, named after a famous Soviet railway builder, looked very European, though not nearly as large as those in say, Paris. Once inside, he found his train easily enough: three-cars, electric-powered, rather elderly-looking, but turned out with a fresh coat of red paint. Another two-car train was waiting at a track marked "Blindhaven" which is a coastal town to the southeast, Alan noticed on his map. A few other passengers were getting on his train, but it was otherwise quiet in the station, perhaps because it was early.
He was taking this local train so he could see the coast and as much of the island that he could before getting off at his destination near the town of Hazel. He could catch the late-morning Victoria-Putney express, which would get him there much faster...but perhaps another time. With his train schedule and his map in hand, and finds he'll be going down the southern coast to Roaring Cape, then on to the western end of the island, and then curving back to his destination near Hazel. Cool!
He climbs aboard, finds a seat, and hopes they have coffee.
|Alan will be heading southwest; Blindhaven is the other way.|