M set off am on 08/11 and flew directly to Coolangatta. I don't have many details despite his telephoning me at approx 8.15 our time on 8/11 to say that he had arrived. This was approx. 2 hours later than I had calculated/guesstimated and had I spent a not unfamiliar hour pondering at which point I should bother the authorities at his late arrival and if so, which authorities.
Anyway, this time he blinked first. He tells me that his arrival was not auspicious - there were no pilots with whom to swap flying stories, it was raining and he had to walk miles across tarmac to sort customs. Might just as well been at home.