29th September. Time to go home.
We were turfed off the boat quite early, with four hours to kill before being picked up to go to the airport, where we would have three more hours before our flight. The Trogir marina, as well as being huge, is a very well-organised outfit, and so before long we were ensconced in the coffee bar
where I was able to write about our visit to Trogir. Then we had a nice lunch at the Yacht Club restaurant there, which featured one of those Small World things which are so interesting when they happen. There were some English chaps sitting at the table next to us, all wearing the same style of shirt, so, out of curiosity I took a peek to find out what that was about. Imagine my surprise! when it turned out that these guys were from the Rugby Club in Chobham, which is where we live.
That was all a bit of fun before being taken to Split airport. Security and passport controls took no time at all, but then we got to the departure lounge…..
It was ridiculous. Lima departure lounge is pretty bad, but I have never seen scenes like Split. This appeared to be a normal day – no Air Traffic Control problems, no weather issues – so the lesson is clear: avoid this place, particularly on holiday change-over days. Hint for travellers – there’s a USB charging point behind Gate 7 with seating beside it on the window sill, provided you don’t mind draping your legs over a radiator.
To be fair to he airport, it did thin out eventually, and I heard that several flights had been delayed earlier, which might explain the crowding.
Anyhoo…onward progress to Munich was punctual and uneventful, so all the above kerfuffle meant was that Split airport was denied the profit it might have made from my buying a beer once the crowd had thinned to the point where I could actually see there was one.
From Munich to London was equally uneventful and so we arrived home around 10pm with the very real prospect of a decent cup of tea as compensation for the end of what has been a great two weeks in Croatia. I plan to round off the whole Croatia travel blog thang with some musings about the holiday and the place, so stay with it whilst I organise my thoughts. See you soon.