My first flight on Caribbean Airlines was pleasant. They were actually on time, if not early, and the crew members were natural and friendly. I'm not interested in cricket, but during the flight the purser came on every now and then to give a cricket update on Australia and Sri Lanka. Her final update was to announce: "The captain has said to tell those of you who are interested in knowing who won the World Cup ... (long dramatic pause) ... AUSTRALIA!!!!" There was clapping and some vocal exclamations rippling throughout the aircraft. The husband and wife sitting next to me had obviously made a bet. The wife was squealing and dancing in her seat and punching the husband, telling him to hand over the money ... but he said nothing and just stared straight ahead.
The inflight movie was "Happy Feet", which was ironic, since the last time I was in Toronto I saw "March of the Penguins". Happy Feet is similar to 'March of the Penguins' only 'Happy' is animated and has a different storyline. But I guess it is patterened on it. If you've seen March of the Penguins you may understand certain things in Happy Feet better ... like the penguins meeting their soul companions, the fathers staying with the eggs while the mothers go off to find fish which they then return and vomit into the mouth of the then-hatched babies, etc. ...
The vegetarian meal was somewhat tasteless, but healthy: curried tofu, a tomato stuffed with something green (spinach?), semi-wild rice, corn kernels (as a salad), a small square of cake.
Sailed through customs smoothly. It feels great to be here. Up early as usual and the first thing I noticed is the birds singing outside. Not as many as in T'dad, but enough. And the sun is out.