Day 5 – Sunday 2 November 2008
Barcelona – Amsterdam
Last night I had set the alarm to extra loud and put it next to my pullow, in case I would sleep through the alarm. I woke up way before the alarm was set to go off (05:30). I didn’t feel like having a shower, so I was ready in no time to depart. The key had to be left at the empty reception desk. After a short walk towards the subway station and a ride in the subway towards the station Barcelona Sants Estació, I arrived with plenty of time to make the transfer to the train towards the airport. It would depart at 06:25, a few minutes before the departure time it arrived. My last trip in Barcelona.
Upon arrival I went to the check in desk to check in. A nice seat was available. After passing the passport control quickly, the airplane wasn’t a the gate yet. So I walked around the terminal for a bit. When I returned to the gate the airplane had arrived. It turned out the be the PH-HZL (Boeing 737-800). When boarding the aircraft I asked for a quick chat/visit to the cockpit and for a copy of the flightplan, but both my requests were denied. Toobad, perhaps the same captain as on the way over here.
I used my TomTom again to monitor the departure and the approach. I was lucky when arriving in Dutch airspace, as there weren’t many clouds. I managed to shoot some nice pictures from The Netherlands. Also I made some pictures of my office building, I had a good view of it as I was landing on the Zwanenburgbaan (18C).
After arrival I walked to the train, and after a transfer at Amsterdam Central Station I was home.
Numbers: 553 photos, enough for 3.7GB.
The best pictures of this journey are available in a dedicated Gallery.
Slideshow with music with the best photo’s of this trip: