Friday, October 7, 2011

WEDNESDAY 12th OCTOBER 2011 (Homeward bound)

It was an early start for us ... we had a plane to catch and there was no way we were going to miss it.
Our time was up and we are ready to go home.
We caught a bus to the airport arriving well ahead of time. It's necessary to be at the airport three hours prior to flight departure in Europe.

Here's Paul at the airport eager to unload the bags and go to the lounge area.

We had to catch the skybus (seen here reflected in the building windows) from Terminal A to Terminal B where we'll depart.
Frankfurt Airport almost seemed as big as Melbourne City. It took forever to get from one end to the other.

We were set, or so we thought, until we got our bags scanned. Paul had two bottles of special wine to take home (you are allowed to take two litres) but because it wasn't in our luggage or sealed in plastic we weren't allowed to take it. He was told to take it back to the luggage section but before he even got there he was urgently told they are "closing the doors of your plane". He bolted. Meanwhile, I'm standing around the corner from the plane's entry, unable to carry our bags, waiting for Paul. A lady came up all panicky and said we must board NOW. At that point Paul returned, minus wine, and we casually sauntered on to the plane. We weren't the last to board. So much for being early to the airport!

We had a stopover in Honk Kong (13th) for a few hours. We'd got there two hours ahead of schedule thanks to a 100kph tail wind.

Arrived in Melbourne very late in the night and stayed over.

We were greeted by this beautiful sunrise the next morning (14th).

Travelling time was exactly 48 hours from Frankfurt Aiport to Hobart Airport.

It's a l-o-n-g way.

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