1 EAGLETON NOTES: The Journey: Glasgow to New Zealand

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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

The Journey: Glasgow to New Zealand

Well that's the first two intercontinental legs completed. Just the last hop over the Tassie from Melbourne to Auckland and then the last leg on the local plane from Auckland to Napier.
Leave Glasgow Monday 1 February 2055. Arrive Dubai 0810 local time (0410 UK time)
Leave Dubai Tuesday 1015 Local time (0615 UK time)
Arrive Auckland Wednesday 1345 (local time) Wednesday 0045 (UK time)
Leave Auckland 1640 (local time) 0340 (UK time) Arrive Napier 1740 (local time) 0440 (UK time)

33 comments:

  1. Wow! What a journey! Enjoy! xoxox DeeDee

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    1. I'll do my best DeeDee but I know that it'll be struggle coping with the warmth and sun!

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  2. You've got to be a tough guy to make this journey. I hope you had some space on the plane.

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    1. Red it's not something I would ever do for fun but seeing The Family and my NZ friends again will make it all worth while.

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  3. Welcome to Napier, your bags will be ready to collect in 5 minutes. Great to hear that you are back enjoy the sunshine
    regards
    The Hintons

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    1. Hi Greg and Kendal hopefully we'll catch up when I've settled in.

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  4. What a journey. You're a better man than I am; I'd collapse before I'd gone the first thousand miles. Have fun, my sister lives right up in the north (Kamo), if you see her do say hello.

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    1. Well Cro I would have been up there next week but for the fact that Pauline has had to go to Oz unexpectedly so our safari has had to be abandoned.

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  5. Whew... you really must love NZ and your friends and family there lots, to take up such a long trip!
    There are places all over the world I'd love to see, but I shy away from the idea of being on planes for so many hours.

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    1. Meike I do love New Zealand very much and, of course, all my friends here.

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  6. Almost there! Such a long journey - even longer than the one I am soon to embark on. Have a fabulous time!

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    1. Well Serenata I'm here now. I'll be in touch soon.

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  7. Welcome to the Lands Down Under, Graham! Enjoy your stay, as I am sure you will. It's good to have you back down this way...just across The Ditch! :)

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    1. Well Lee I left a wet and miserable Melbourne yesterday morning and was a bit surprised but the sun is fair dinkum cracking the flags here is Kiwiland and it's not yet 9am!

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  8. That's really quite the journey. My friends and I have been talking about traveling down under for years now. And it was always the flight that truly hindered us.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad the flight isn't fun. The longest leg at over 12 hours is a drag but, for me, it's a price worth paying.

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    1. I'll be back for coffee soon enough Andrea.

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  10. It is good that they have yellow lines in the sky to guide airline pilots. Are they painted on the clouds?

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    1. YP, you truly are what in German I'd call "unbezahlbar" but can't really find an equivalent for in English (not in this context at least).

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    2. YP and Meike it took me a while but I think the English language equivilent is 'priceless'. As for the Yello line YP the problem is the areas where there are no clouds.

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    3. That's right, priceless it is!

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    4. It's doing crosswords that helped me work it out Meike. Given how tired I was (although physically I didnt feel tired) I quite surprised myself.

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  11. I hope after that journey it is warm and sunny. We are enjoying a heatwave here.........it's been perfect for over an hour.

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    1. Adrian you crack me up but at over an hour surely you are exaggerating!

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  12. I can feel your excitement from way over here!!!
    Soon you'll be back "home".

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    1. Gosh Virginia is it really that obvious. I though that I was being so laid back too.

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  13. Hope the last leg of the long journey went well too! :)

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    1. Monica it did! I'm now truly ensconsed back in my other homeland.

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