I am going to have to treat this as a trial, it needs to be restitched. For the first time I have had a problem with the transfer pens. It must be this fabric , which they have discoloured. Plus in my haste I didn't transfer the pattern quite straight. The edges were straight but the print was off a bit. I knew this could happen, people have been telling me about it for ages and now I know from personal experience.
So I have re-transferred it to another piece of fabric, this time making sure it was square on the print of the fabric and used a .1 brown pen. (This fabric is printed like newsprint with lots of place names in Australia and is by a young local designer.) I have no hope of finishing this before I leave so will take it with me to stitch in my down time.