Monday, 27 April 2009

An Update From San Francisco

Hello folks. The flight from Auckland to San Francisco was good and seemed to fly by (sorry about that). Thank you for your comments and wishes. I'll take them on board for the second leg of the flight to London Heathrow. I'll still have two flights after that mind you. To Glasgow and then to Stornoway.

It seems really odd. I left Napier at 1750 on Sunday 26 April. I arrived in San Francisco at noon on, guess when, Sunday the 26 April ie nearly six hours before I left. It doesn't matter how many times I do this it still seems strange.

The other odd thing is that I cannot send texts from either of my mobile phones yes when I arrived in S F texts arrived for me. Anyway I managed to log onto T-Mobile's hotspot with my laptop for half the price of a cup of coffee.

Just to add another oddity to this posting I am now nearer to some of you than I usually am. I won't fly over Texas or Oklahoma or Vermont I don't think but this message is being penned from the States. Actually I wonder how much nearer to Vermont San Francisco is than London is. Not, I suspect, by a huge distance.

Take care my friends.


  1. Can tell that there's anticipation in your travel!
    Heathrow is panic mode for me/us because you have to go to the main hall to see when your flight is coming.
    (Am Dutch and live in Los Angeles, but all our relatives still live in Holland -that makes for trips on special occasions).
    Came over from another blog. Good luck with the jet-lag!

  2. GB:
    Wave when you fly by! I'm waving, see?!

  3. We're on the same continent! And on the same day!

    Just like Phineas Fogg, you have gained a day in your travels, just enough to, I assume, be overwhelmingly jetlagged.

    Good luck for the rest of the flight and greetings from Texas (which you will not fly over but I will wave anyway)!

  4. Is it a bird, is it a plane, no, it's Superman... Actually it's far too cloudy to see anything fly overhead but like the Archduchess I'll wave anyway!

  5. On the last leg, won't be long. The only sad fact is the lousy weather that will greet you.