Maurice has finally made it to Darwin. He's even managed to test fly G KIRK (The Piper Cub) and seems thrilled with her and is looking forward to flying across the Timor Sea tomorrow (25th April) if the weather allows. He is hoping to set off at 8 - 8.30 am (their time). We are as you know having a bit of trouble with time calculations although I had no 'phone calls from M at 3, 4, 5 or 6 am this morning. I heard out webmaster wasn't so lucky. I think that 8am there will be about 1am here.

Gen was thrilled to speak to Maurice. She now accepts his going away for several weeks at a time, made easier by her best friend whose dad works in Afghanistan. I think that they compare arrival, departure dates and lengths of time away.

So, more bloody water tomorrow. I hope that his phone works well enough to let us know when he has arrived and that he hasn't got his feet wet. (I'm not sure where his life raft is - it would be comforting to know that it is with him. It might still be at Heathrow?) - Kirstie (M's Wife)