Sunday, 20 December 2015
We were up bright and early, showered, dressed, the house cleaned and suitcases locked before 8.30 am. This left us plenty of time to sit and twiddle the proverbial thumbs waiting for Diane to pick us up at 10.00 am. After a phone call from said daughter explaining the pavlova in the oven was more important that taking us to the airport, we had a further 30 minutes of twiddling time.
Check in was a breeze (yay for Qantas Club membership) and as we joined the long queue for security, we were taken aside for explosive checks and then taken to the front of the line for x-ray scanning. Our flight to Sydney departed on time and we had a very bumpy ride for a while – probably due to the very hot temperatures. We were even served a hot lunch (pie and sauce) but, unfortunately, the onboard iPads were not functioning.
On checking in to the Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel, we were given an upgrade to a king room, only to discover the king bed had morphed into two singles. Whilst not huge, the room is certainly of an adequate size, the beds are very comfortable and the ensuite modern and clean.
The weather in Hobart was very similar to Sydney – HOT and windy. It didn’t take Cat very long to remove his scarf!