Monday 19 June

The truck arrived this morning. Coincidentally, as Facebook chose to remind me this morning, exactly four years to the day that Rivershark last went to Washington! Same crate, same boat, different route. Last time, she travelled via London on a trailer behind my car. This time, a non-descript white truck with “Vladimir” at the wheel turned up quietly (well, as quietly as a 7,5 tonne truck can ever be) on campus, and just as unceremoniously departed, with a crate forklifted aboard to the groaning of suspension elements.