Monday, 7 September 2015

A Flying Baked Bean Tin


Our helicoptor was the size of a large baked bean can
Our pilot was a chiseled Aussie Hugh Jackman lookalike hunk called " Forrest"
(Tall,  all tan and white teeth...you get the gist)
He was, on reflection bigger than the aircraft
As it turned out Forrest was from Flint........and Flint is a scruffy little town 15 minutes away from Trelawnyd
It's a funny small world is it not....?
Anyhow flying around in a baked bean tin was great fun.....it was a lovely experience




50 comments:

  1. OK, you've done everything else; now go to Doyle's in Watsons Bay (fish restaurant).

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  2. Not quite - have you been to the Blue Mountains yet?

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  3. and wasn't it a great day for it!

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  4. wow what an amazing experience!

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  5. No photo of 'Forrest"?
    We would like to see all of the scenery. And Kylie is right - you did have a beautiful day for it.

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  6. It can be a small world. Sydney is such a beautiful city, and the harbour ! It's just lively knowing you and The Prof are here and having a lovely time.

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  7. What a great experience. You and the Prof. look fab! Nice to see Chris looking relaxed and casual.

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  8. Another one to tick off on your 'bucket list' - and flying with Our Man Flint too!
    Now I'm just waiting to hear about your experience of sampling Sydney's night-life - which, I believe, can be quite, erm, 'interesting'.

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  9. The world is a very small place; my great aunt emigrated to Australia in her early twenties and married a man (in Australia) from a village 12 miles away from her home village in this country. Lovely photo of you two. Enjoy yourselves x

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  10. Beautiful views! But you wouldn't get me up in one of those things.

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    1. me neither; I am scared of heights and flying!

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  11. Marvellous shots, even from a tin of baked beans.

    Helicopters - I have only been in one twice - once when i was airlifted to hospital after my first fit, and so knew nothing about it. And once over the Grand Canyon when the door flew open half way over and the pilot calmly leaned over and slammed it shut.

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  12. Wow, you are so skinny!!

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    1. Shhhhh! You'll make him vain!

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    2. No, I was thinking the same thing. (Bridget Jones would say: Hmmmm, must pose in front of tiny helicopter. Will look fabulously slender!)

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  13. I am so glad that you enjoyed the helicopter flying experience John. You are far braver than me!

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    1. I was thinking that too!

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    2. That's the first thing i thought when I saw the photo!

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    3. Optical illusion ...i am wearing blue and photographed from above

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  15. You're definitely far braver than I am ... four engines and a crew of ten is my mimumum requirement!! (Business Class - Ha, Dream on!!)

    Sounds like you're having a ball - and we're enjoying being along for the ride! Thank you

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  16. Flint/Sydney........oooh, what a choice Forrest had to make!!!

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  17. What a fabulous experience John and so cool to do it in an R66 Turbine. Far superior to the R65 or the R67 Turbine Plus (S level). Wouldn't you agree?

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  18. That bird's eye view is pretty amazing, isn't it?

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  19. You both look great in summer clothes! And where's a photo of the helicopter pilot? Imagine that he came from your part of the world. The views are great ! Enjoyxxx

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  20. John, you're looking downright svelte!

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  21. Isn't that an amazing way to fly? Helicopters are so fun. I grew up in and around small planes, planes that make that feel large. You don't look at all scruffy there.

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  22. Enjoying an amazing place with you husband and a chiseled Aussie Hugh Jackman lookalike pilot -- does it get any better?

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  23. Talk about six degrees of separation...think it's becoming more like one the way the world is shrinking. Glad you are having great weather and keep on enjoying your hol.

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  24. ITV Daytime is in Sydney right now 12.40PM promoting a competition, on the beach with Sydney Opera house in the background with fireworks going off! Did you see them/hear them! I looked intently at the screen in case you popped your face in view!!!

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  25. Travel to the other side of the world and meet someone who is from your neck of the woods? Amazing!

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  26. Looks absolutely lovely, but you couldn't pay me enough to get on a helicopter. Then again, if "Hugh Jackman" is flying it, I just might!

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  27. Oooof! You're braver than I! I like the sound of your pilot though...

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  28. never been in a helicopter. I have been in a little two seater and a four seater airplane. like buzzing around in the head of a dragonfly.

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  29. The waterfront is simply incredible from the sky!

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  30. SO, have you found the Aussie equivalent of Scotch eggs or are you substituting Aussie Meat Pies?? Your shirt appears to be flapping in the breeze a bit so it must be a little larger on you! Looking thinner! "Good on you!"

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  31. My helicopter rides in Botswana didn't have Forrest - but Pilot Annie did a great job!! Always said I'd never fly in a chopper but had no alternative means of transportation that time. . . . and I loved it!
    You both look fabulous and the photos are great - Australia is fabulous, enjoy every moment.

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  32. Ah, those photos bring back so many wonderful memories! How could anyone not like Sydney? (except the Sydneysiders' passionate rivals in Melbourne, that is)

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  33. Great views -especially the first pic! ;-)

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  34. There's something about that Australian sunshine that has made the two of you look marvelously fit and healthy. Maybe that's the way you always are, but you just have to wear too much clothing to stay warm and dry in England.

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  35. Glad to see you having a wonderful time !!

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  36. Wonderful photos of amazing sights! You and Chris look happy :)

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  37. Fabulous photos - but you're so brave to go up in that baked bean tin carrying 3 hunky men. *shudder*

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  38. Wonderful photos. It appears that being on holiday is constitutionally agreeable with you.

    PS Helicopters do not fly; they are rejected from the earth.

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  39. The scotch egg diet has certainly paid off, you're looking very streamlined, John! You and the prof are both looking very fit and well in the Sydney sunshine.

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  40. Photos of Sydney are beautiful! And yes, that helicopter is quite small. You are lean and BRAVE.

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    1. Its an optical illusion see todays photo x

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  41. John, No pictures of the hunk???

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