Well the day finally came …..it was hard saying goodbye to family and friends but exciting at the same time. An early start at 1.30am with a flight at 6.00am… some 30 odd hours of travel ahead without sleep as we don’t travel too well on flights. Arrived at Gatwick around 6.00pm on 16th March and straight in a Cab (15 pounds) to our hotel near the airport in Copthorne for a shower and bed …we slept for 14 hours straight! We caught a cab to Vince’s relatives in Hanwell but that one cost us over 90 pounds!!!!! Exchange rate is only 44 pence to the Aus Dollar – ouch!