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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #795 on: May 13, 2018, 12:50:46 PM »
Time to start planning the next adventure then  :thumbsup:

June 2020!  :thumbsup:
and where to?

Well, niece got engaged in NZ while we were there and probable wedding date is June 2020 so NZ will definitely be on the itinerary...
It'll not be over warm then

I know!  eeek:

She wants a winter wedding....  noooo:

We won't be spending six weeks there that is for sure!  lol:
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #796 on: May 13, 2018, 02:08:50 PM »
NZ Day 40

Auckland to Larnaca – the last post!

Left Auckland in the rain, briefly stopped in Dubai where it was 35 with a sandstorm and ended up in Cyprus where the weather is a very pleasant 24 with sunshine.

We didn’t fly until 8:30 so we set out and looked at Crystal Mountain – an amazing collection of crystals and fossils. Somewhat bizarrely, the shop preceded the museum and having spent an hour in it we felt no need to pay extra to see even more!

Then off to ‘Carriages’ for lunch – a restaurant that is built around two old NZ railway carriages…

But then our time was up and we headed off to the airport… Flight left on time and seventeen hours later we were touching down in Dubai. Two hours later we were off again in a sandstorm that seemed to have got much worse! It was literally drifting across the runways and aircraft just disappeared into it! Even the Burj Khalifa could barely be seen through it…

Watched some good movies on the planes – The Post, Journeyman and Alfie!

The clouds cleared for some beautiful views of Egypt and then before we knew it Larnaca was in sight...
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #797 on: May 13, 2018, 02:32:03 PM »
 :thumbsup:  and  eeek: bet that sand does those engines no good at all

Fair old seats on the plane then
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #798 on: May 13, 2018, 02:50:12 PM »
:thumbsup:  and  eeek: bet that sand does those engines no good at all

Fair old seats on the plane then

Yes, given that they grounded everything because 'volcano' it is hard to see how they allow operations in thick sand like that!  eeek:
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #799 on: May 14, 2018, 06:57:13 AM »
NZ Day 40

Auckland to Larnaca – the last post!

Left Auckland in the rain, briefly stopped in Dubai where it was 35 with a sandstorm and ended up in Cyprus where the weather is a very pleasant 24 with sunshine.

We didn’t fly until 8:30 so we set out and looked at Crystal Mountain – an amazing collection of crystals and fossils. Somewhat bizarrely, the shop preceded the museum and having spent an hour in it we felt no need to pay extra to see even more!

Then off to ‘Carriages’ for lunch – a restaurant that is built around two old NZ railway carriages…

But then our time was up and we headed off to the airport… Flight left on time and seventeen hours later we were touching down in Dubai. Two hours later we were off again in a sandstorm that seemed to have got much worse! It was literally drifting across the runways and aircraft just disappeared into it! Even the Burj Khalifa could barely be seen through it…

Watched some good movies on the planes – The Post, Journeyman and Alfie!

The clouds cleared for some beautiful views of Egypt and then before we knew it Larnaca was in sight...

Great stuff with all the pics from your trip Barman. Sod that flying in a sandstorm though  eeek:
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #800 on: May 14, 2018, 07:01:29 AM »
NZ Day 40

Auckland to Larnaca – the last post!

Left Auckland in the rain, briefly stopped in Dubai where it was 35 with a sandstorm and ended up in Cyprus where the weather is a very pleasant 24 with sunshine.

We didn’t fly until 8:30 so we set out and looked at Crystal Mountain – an amazing collection of crystals and fossils. Somewhat bizarrely, the shop preceded the museum and having spent an hour in it we felt no need to pay extra to see even more!

Then off to ‘Carriages’ for lunch – a restaurant that is built around two old NZ railway carriages…

But then our time was up and we headed off to the airport… Flight left on time and seventeen hours later we were touching down in Dubai. Two hours later we were off again in a sandstorm that seemed to have got much worse! It was literally drifting across the runways and aircraft just disappeared into it! Even the Burj Khalifa could barely be seen through it…

Watched some good movies on the planes – The Post, Journeyman and Alfie!

The clouds cleared for some beautiful views of Egypt and then before we knew it Larnaca was in sight...

Great stuff with all the pics from your trip Barman. Sod that flying in a sandstorm though  eeek:

Thanks JOM!  :thumbsup:
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #801 on: May 15, 2018, 03:35:31 PM »
Well, I reckon we have done our bit for Global Warming Climate Change...  whistle:

We flew 34,600Km, drove 3,265Km and travelled about 240Km on the train...  cloud9:
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #802 on: May 15, 2018, 03:56:33 PM »
Well, I reckon we have done our bit for Global Warming Climate Change...  whistle:

We flew 34,600Km, drove 3,265Km and travelled about 240Km on the train...  cloud9:
:thumbsup:  a worthy effort
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #803 on: May 15, 2018, 04:59:14 PM »
Well, I reckon we have done our bit for Global Warming Climate Change...  whistle:

We flew 34,600Km, drove 3,265Km and travelled about 240Km on the train...  cloud9:

Karl Pilkington would be proud of you  ;D
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #804 on: May 15, 2018, 05:35:58 PM »
Well, I reckon we have done our bit for Global Warming Climate Change...  whistle:

We flew 34,600Km, drove 3,265Km and travelled about 240Km on the train...  cloud9:

Karl Pilkington would be proud of you  ;D

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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #805 on: May 16, 2018, 11:15:00 AM »
Jet lag is shit...  noooo:
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #806 on: May 16, 2018, 12:19:05 PM »
Indeed - we are a nation which can't cope with an hour going forwards and backwards every now and then  lol:
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #807 on: May 16, 2018, 12:50:38 PM »
Indeed - we are a nation which can't cope with an hour going forwards and backwards every now and then  lol:

 lol: lol: lol:

I know, they put the clocks an hour forward here and an hour back in Oz/NZ too!  cussing:
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