Woke up early. Too early. Same time as I wake up on weekdays (05:45). Packed my carry-on luggage, including the requisite camera and lenses.
Stumbled our way from the Engineering carpark to the domestic terminal at Auckland airport. Looked for the people in the black t-shirts with the white koru.
Got boarding passes. Nearly awake! Trooped to a gate lounge so far away I didn't even know it existed.
Bus. Tarmac. Steps. 777-300.
Then it was flight time! We were super lucky - Chris got us tickets on the big, new, All Black Boeing which was on its way to the Ohakea airshow... only about half an hour away by jet, but a 6 hour drive otherwise.
We had a FABULOUS day in the sun down south. Hope you like my slideshow!!