Wow – what a day it has been so far. The plan was to catch the 0740 flight from Gatwick to Brussels, then the 1040 flight from Brussels to Entebbe to land there about 2100.
Everything was going to plan until our first flight missed it’s departure plot. This meant we were unable to take off until 0845. That is where everything started to unravel. In the original plan, we only had 55 mins to get our connection. As we were running an hour late we had obviously missed this.
Upon arrival at Brussels Airport, we were sorted out by Brussels Airlines onto the next available flight to Entebbe. The only issue with this is that flight departs from London Heathrow at about 2100. To catch this flight, we had to get a flight to Heathrow – which is where we are as I am writing this – with approximately 5 hours to kill until our next flight.
To add to all this fun, we are currently unsure where all our kit is! We saw it all loaded onto the plane at Gatwick this morning, but have not seen it since and we know that British Airways are strongly anti-kayak. We think we might be the first paddlers to take kayaks through terminal 5. If all goes to plan we should not lose any paddling days.
In summation, we are now about 15 miles from where we started from at 0330 this morning, having popped over to Brussels for a pizza! Hopefully this will be enough drama for the entire trip.