Round The World and other travels

A frequent flyer's collection of trip diaries

August 2005 : Barra

The purpose of this day trip was to take part - albeit to a limited extent - in the FlyerTalk BA Board's Barra Beach-Landing Party Weekend, which had started the previous day and was due to continue until Monday 29th - a Bank Holiday for those based south of the border. For two of the group - Greg and myself - this meant just three hours on the island. However the main group had laid on an excellent picnic on the sandy Atlantic beach behind the airport. The available time passed all too quickly.

Seeing off the Twin Otter

BA8856 departs for Glasgow, with one of our group aboard.

Take off run ...

... and she's off!

To the Beach!

In search of a reasonably sheltered spot

Wine waiter Aimery carefully dispenses the Piper Heidsieck

Would you care for a ham roll, Sir?

David works wonders with a plastic knife to prepare the fruit salad

David, Jared, Aimery and Robin deep in conversation. Or munching. Or both.

Dave, Greg, Alastair and Andrew showing some evidence of Champagne consumption

Whose idea was this?

Greg decided that the architectural merit of the newly urbanised beachscape would be enhanced by the addition of a skyscraper

The finished project

Back for a cuppa

We made it into the papers, thanks to our very own Alastair

Aimery and Dave enjoying the relative warmth of the terminal building

A reminder by local schoolchildren that the air link serves a more serious purpose

Robin, Andrew and Jenny enjoying a natter


A departure and an arrival

Some of us had our own private transport!

David - the one of fruit salad fame - leaves to relocate his plane to Benbecula

Pete and Brian arrive from Glasgow to join the party for the rest of the weekend

Purpose of visit : Day trip timed to coincide with Island Do 1 - Beach Landing Party

Linked reports from same trip :-

Flight Log : BA8855

Flight Log : BA8858