Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Heading Back

Ah yes, back again at Heathrow's Terminal 5 waiting for the SFO flight. Not so much deja vu but rather "here we go again". One day I really must sit down and try and calculate how many times I've done this particular journey. Perhaps BA will name a plane after me? Probably not. "Fed up with LHR to SFO" isn't really an inspiring message for the world's favourite airline to carry around stamped on a 747.

Speaking of aeroplanes, saw a Singapore Airlines A380 parked at a gate as we transferred from T4 to T5, and there was certainly no missing it. That thing is huge, dwarfing even the long-range 747 parked at the stand next door.

As promised, we took a lot of shots whilst in Tanzania, amassing something over 35 Gbytes worth of images between the two of us. After some heavy culling I'd expect to end up with maybe 5 to 10 that are really worthwhile from the ones I took, but more of that as I get round to writing things up and preparing some for posting.

So long as you discount the getting there and getting home parts, it's been a great trip and one we have thoroughly enjoyed. We did manage to see all of the big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) even if in a couple of cases only through binoculars. Here's a small taster of a lioness strolling about her 'hood, caring not a jot that nicely fattened tourists were but a few feet away and conveniently delivered to her door. Thankfully, they weren't on the hunt when we found them, though it's some small solace that they'd probably decide I wasn't worth the effort of eating; too mch skin and bone, not enough nice juicy meat to be worthwhile unless you happen upon a lion following a diet plan.

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