Hi y’all and welcome to the final Blog for our holiday coming to you from home.
|Shouldn't someone be out there checking on the fuel pump?|
|Some more night shots as we waited for our flight|
After an extremely long taxi to our take-off runway (a actually thought we were going to drive to Sydney), we lifted off crossing the west coast almost immediately and continuing south westwards, homeward-bound. I watched an Australian Movie called ‘The Little Death’ which was really quite funny, before getting some sleep. I was briefly woken by the noise of a late night supper being served, but I pressed on with my sleep, managing to get around six-seven hours of fairly light sleep.
Whilst I was sleeping, Schuyler tried his hand at night photography outside the aircraft's window achieving some great results.
|Tracking south of Hawaii, midway across the Pacific Ocean|
|Kyle and I. Tired and glasses-less|
|About to land at Brisbane|
|About to land in Sydney|
So Kyle and I headed out in the Rental Car to Victoria Barracks to collect the Captiva, Kyle would drive my Captiva and I the Rental. We then headed back to the airport to collect the remainder of the luggage and family before heading off on the 260 km drive back home. Again, Kyle drove the Captiva with Maureen and Schuyler onboard and Josh and I in the Rental. We managed a short stop in the outskirts of Sydney for fuel and lunch, as well as an emergency bathroom stop about one hour into the drive.
We finally arrived home at around 1530 h and commenced the unpack of the cars before taking the Rental car to Canberra Airport.
Again a big thank you to Steve, Margo, Sal and Ted for your generous time, help and the sincere warmth that you showed us.
|Thanks to Steve, ...|
I also appreciate the lovely comments received on this blog. It’s been fun (but very time-consuming) to write up and I hope you enjoyed it. My plan is to actually turn the blog into a photo-book (both text and pictures) as a keepsake of our holiday.
So, that’s it for our holiday, it goes without saying that we had an awesome time.