Ok, after flying to London and on to Larnaka, I am officially back in Cyprus. It was a fairly uneventful flight, the usual things (crying babies, sitting on the runway, cranky old men, etc.). For me the best part of the trip is the arrival at Larnaka because the plane flies east out into Larnaka Bay before banking north and then west to land. When it does this maneuver, it flies very close to the PKAP survey area and since I had a window seat on the right side of the plane I could see Vigla and all the other important features of the site. One bad thing is that some of luggage did not make the transfer from Terminal 4 to Terminal 5 in London. British Air assures me they will be here tomorrow afternoon.
I was stunned by the changes in Larnaka. It has been remarkably static the last few years, but thee have been some changes, mainly with older restaurants gone and new ones appearing. The other big difference is the change in currency, since last January Cyprus switched from the Cypriot pound to the Euro. It makes it look like everything costs more, but when you do the conversion, it is about the same. That will do it for now, I am very tired and we have to get up early to meet with the British base people.