Thursday, 25 February 2016
DAY ONE ~ The Journey Begins
We left Aberdeen at 2pm, having dropped Tsavo the Husky off at Heather's for his holiday. Neil kindly gave us a lift to the airport. This year, for the first time, we didn't have to worry about excess luggage weight because we were not taking the camping gear.
Our flight to Amsterdam was early and arrived 20 minutes ahead of schedule, which was just as well, as our Amsterdam to Nairobi flight was scheduled to leave one hour after the first flight, so this gave us a little more time to dash across the airport to the Kenya Airways flight.
Kenya Airways has recently purchased several Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to replace their older aircraft and we were pleased to find it a massive improvement. The journey time to Nairobi was an hour and a half shorter and the aircraft itself had more legroom and excellent in-flight entertainment. However, neither of us managed to sleep on the flight.