15th September 2010
Arrived India after spending three hours on tarmac at Heathrow while pilot waited for a spare rubber band or whatever was the failed essential piece of technical equipment needed for takeoff. Then 11 hour flight to Colombo followed by 3 hour transfer to Delhi. We should have missed connecting flight by 2 hours but the Sri Lankan Airways aircraft kindly waited for us.
Arrive tired and dishevelled. It was too dark to explore or take photos so had shower, meal and a beer at hotel then went to bed.