This is a historic journal, from our trip to Kenya and Seychelles in 1986, taken from notes I wrote at the time. Apologies for the poor quality photographs.
22.11.1986 - 23.11.1986
Saturday 22nd November 1986
We have a leisurely breakfast and hang around waiting for the airport pick-up. The journey back to the airport is less eventful than the one which took us here thank goodness.
Today is going to be a long day as we are flying Seychelles – Mombasa - Nairobi – Rome – London, then have to drive home afterwards. At the transfer desk in Nairobi the scene is one of utter chaos. While the Brits queue up orderly in a single line, Italians waiting to get on the flight just storm the desk, pushing and shoving in front of everyone. Being patient and waiting for the bedlam to die down certainly pays off: by the time the few remaining passenger who are travelling all the way to London actually get to the front of the queue, the clerk informs us that the plane is overbooked. Oh. But she is upgrading us all to Business Class. Result!
Grinning from ear to ear at Nairobi Airport!
All is well that ends well.
We arrive at Heathrow around 5am and have to wait for a couple of hours for the bus to Bristol. At Bristol we grab a cab for the last part of the journey, which by the time we open the front door, has taken 34 hours from leaving the hotel in the Seychelles. Welcome home.