Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Mon 18 Jun 2012 05:47
Daniel arrived today after a 36 hour journey from the UK. The Air New Zealand filght to LA was apparently "ideal flying", because he had a whole row to himself, touch screen on demand video and pretty good food. Air Pacific to Fiji was OK, although he had a dodgy screen so he could only watch the video in black and white. His final leg, from Nadi to Savusavu, was a twin engine 19 seater light aircraft, where they required you to use the airport toilets before you boarded.
Daniel got charged for excess baggage on the final hop, mainly because he was carrying so much stuff for us. We now have a "Wirie" wifi antenna to boost wifi reception and some AIS beacons for better security on night watches. Bertie is happy because he has his first packet of Reeses peanut butter cups since his stash was stolen in St Lucia.
I told Daniel I would refund any miscellaneous travel expenses incurred on the trip. Apparently, "miscellaneous expenses" includes me funding a five hour tour of Viti Levu, because he had nothing else to do while waiting for his connecting flight.