It really feels like time to head home. We’ve been going for about a month now. That’s a month of packing our luggage up every morning, looking at weather, deciding if flyable, flying, refueling, flying, refueling, going to accommodation, blogging, facebooking, rearranging accommodation when delayed, & a bit of sleep. This has been no holiday. It’s […]
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I was so glad to see my aircraft this morning & to find I had no flat tyres. Thanks to Gary & Nita from the local SES, for helping us with transport while in Carnarvon. We also took the opportunity on this beautiful morning to take a snap shot of the team.
I felt a little sad to leave Karratha as I was really enjoying spending time with my sister, Marguerite, partner Jon & family. I also really enjoyed being back in a relaxed home environment. Linda is having withdrawals from our dog, Zeus, so she gave Marg & Jon’s dog, Dexter, heaps of attention to get her fix […]
As with all rest days, today gave us all the chance to catchup on a few things. We had a great night last night with my sister Marg & family. Its always nice to be with family. I was pretty tired & after a couple of wines, I struggled to keep my eyes open. I […]
Last night we stayed at the Country Women’s Association (CWA) house in Derby. Thanks to Mary Harrap from Derby’s CWA for helping us out. It’s funny how smells remind you of certain things. The smell of this old country house reminded me of my grandmother’s house when I was a kid. For Linda, it brought back […]
Today we had a second go at trying to get out of Kununurra. It has been disappointing that we’ve encountered this unseasonal weather as, apart from the delays, it has stopped me & the team from flying our original track from Kununurra to Kalumburu / Truscott & then to Derby. This route would have been closer to […]
I was looking forward to ticking off another leg & getting closer to home. When we looked at the weather forecast this morning at about 5.30 am & chatted about it over breakfast, it wasn’t looking too flash but at the time, it looked doable. However, we’d have to dodge showers & thunderstorms.
Leaving Darwin & a possible problem lurking It was great to have the break in Darwin – the team really needed the rest. However we were all eager to get going again for the second half of the flight around Australia. We’ve been going now for 3 weeks & for me, when I reflect on […]
Today was a very relaxing day. We had a team meeting this afternoon with the team to discuss the second half of the trip.
A Restful Rest Day! Today Linda & I spent a really relaxing day in & around the hotel. We enjoyed the extravagance of a late brunch, a little shopping & watching a movie. With all the flying, my aircraft was due for its 50 hour service. Having these rest days in Darwin has given us […]