21 April, 2010

Packed and ready to fly

Are the birds flying north for the summer or have they put their flight on hold because of the ash spread all over Europe?  I am sure they are flying north but the big birds are not flying.  Qantas is still grounded and will not take off for a few days but Emirates has been flying right through the crisis.  Luckely this year for the first time we have not flown through London but chose to fly direct to Athens.  This airport has been open.  If everything goes according to plan Iain and I take off from Sydney this evening at 1845 for Dubai and then on to Athens.
Everything is packed.  My hold luggage is 25kg while Iain who has my survival suit in his bag is just less.  As usual my cabin bag is well over weight but I will transfer that weight to my pockets and the bag will come in under the 7kg.
My eighth summer in a row is about to begin and for once it is not raining in Canberra on departure day.

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