Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Sun 27 Mar 2016 22:47
Our Flight to Adelaide
Packed and showered, Bear went to bed, got up for supper at midnight and went back to bed – don’t ask, I didn’t. I settled to write some blogs and wait for four am, time to leave Beez for a bit of an at-venture. That began really quickly when our taxi couldn’t find us. A few text messages and our lovely South African driver whizzed us to the station. Train on time, we left Hamilton at ten to five and settled for the journey to Sydney. We changed at Central and after a few stops we were in Domestic Departures. Checked in, time for a cup of tea and a look at the Virgin girls.
We had to wait for a lady to land, that done off we went at 08:40 on an Boeing Airbus 737-800. 176 passengers seats. Maximum take-off weight 79,010 kilograms. Maximum range 5,765 kilometres. Typical cruising speed 833.7 kilometres an hour. Wing span 35.80 metres, overall length 39.50 metres.
We soon leave Sydney and fly over an interesting delta.
A change of scenery.
Things go square.
Round for a change.
The Murray River.
We fly over a huge cemetery and put our clocks back half an hour.
1876 Adelaide and today.
Through a bit of cloud and down we go.
Oh, wonderful – a One Careful Owner on landing, what a welcome, all by 10:00 am.
A rather attractive chap waits patiently for Beds.
ALL IN ALL QUITE A JOURNEY
LONG, BUT QUICK AND EFFICIENT....