The time has come, and after more than 18 months of being confined to Australia, I am leaving for Melbourne international airport as soon as I finish this post. Travel exemption and permit were long ago applied for, assessed, and granted. Declarations are all completed, along with a negative COVID PCR test, and associated airline declarations are also done and dusted. Even my consular rights are signed away! All that remains now is the journey, and I feel it will be an exciting experience. More updates to come via my podcast.