Weather today was bright blue skies all day with temperatures rising to 30C.
My flight was at 5.00 p.m. but I wanted to get the bike checked in as early as possible so aimed to leave for the Airport at 1.00 p.m..
After sorting out luggage I had time for a few more hours in Melbourne taking the tram again into the centre. I did some shopping and even managed to find a 2 week old copy of Cycling Weekly for the flight.
I took a few more pictures at the Riverside and watched a water-ski championship being held on the River with the City skyline in the background.
Then back to the hotel and I ordered a maxitaxi to get myself and bike to the Airport. I had the card from when we first arrived and got the same driver.
The flight left on time and with some seats untaken at the back I got a row to myself. With clear skies and an early evening flight as the plane chased the setting sun I got in some pictures. I looked out for areas we had cycled across and spotted the snaking bends of the Murray River we had encountered so much in our travels. We flew over the vast arid interior of Australia and on NW to Singapore.
When I arrived in Singapore everything went with great precision. The plane arrived half an hour early. Bike and luggage arrived at the luggage hall soon after I did. I was quickly able to leave the bike at the Airport left luggage and get a taxi to my Singapore Hotel. I was checked in and in the room an hour and 20 minutes after landing. If only all travel went so well!
Posted by Edwin at 1:42 AM NZT