Audouin's Gull ~ Majorca, Spain ~ 29.04.12

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Set off at 02:00am to meet Richard, for a 05:40am Flight with Easyjet to Majorca.
Renting a friends apartment in Puerto Pollenca nicely located for all the main sites.
I was looking forward to a return to this laid back Island and some good birding !!!
Flight was good, as i slept the whole way and then the problems started ?
In a nut-shell ....
Massive queue for car hire !!
An hour later still a massive queue !
Finally got to the desk ...
Wouldn't accept my card ?
Wouldn't take Richard's card as it needed to be in my name ??
Stuff 'em found a bloke within 5 mins and minus 175 euro's we had a car ...
Ticket wouldn't read to get out the car park !!
To the machine 50 cents and 20 mins to get out ...
Back to the exit, ticket in barrier, barrier go's up !!
Wait for ticket barrier comes down !!
Now .. no ticket and barrier down !!
What a dickhead ...
Panic sets in, I reverse, not really sure why ? And smashed the barrier down !!!
Yeah, there was a barrier behind the car which is now on the floor !!
Blagged another ticket minus 10.50 euro's ...
Finally out of the car park !!!!
Not enough sleep makes Mick a div !!


Audouin's Gull

1 comment:

Jim said...

We had a similar experience trying to get a hire car in Scotland.
We didn't resort to taking the barrier out though :D

Your right about the Scops Owl, what a cracking bird.
Great photo's as usual.