Back to 300 kph on our TGV chinese style. 5 hours plus to Wuhan.
And the conversation is ... has he any money? Where's his bag? Has he got his phone?
What was he doing out there? What's he going to do?
Poor Jonathan Lipton has been left behind in Shanghai. He popped out for some air. The doors closed and locked. Lots of bashing on the window. But the launch sequence had already begun. 10.15 to the second and we moved off.
Yes, he has his wallet and his passport.
Phones are busy. He'll be OK.
Ironically, Carmine just happened to be there with his camera.
Already a suggestion for tomorrow's blog. "Carmine gets a bloody nose."
Fresh air in Shanghai ...
PS. We've just heard from Jonathan. He's on the next train. James Richards on the phone to him.
"Yes relax Jonathan, we're all thinking of you. Yes there'll be someone to pick you up from the station. You'll make the second half"
"I see, there's standing room only on the train. Yes don't worry we'll keep a chair for you on stage."
" ... and by the way you photograph very nicely."
For further appreciation of this saga, see ... "Today's Flight to Korea"