I got a letter from Joe today with a cutting from the Timaru Herald about the Mt Cook Cup game which Mackenzie won 18-9 against Pleasant Point. This is one paragraph from it:
Linda worked in the kitchen at lunch time for a bit of extra money, then we caught the train into London and went round to Kumuka. We paid our airfares to Nairobi¹ and found out a few things, then went and had a cup of tea and a bun. Then we caught a bus at random and it took us past the Hard Rock Cafe so we hopped off the bus and had a couple of burgers in there. Then, we caught the Circle Line² back to Liverpool Street and the express back to Broxbourne.
¹In addition to organizing overland expeditions, Kumuka also operated a travel agency specializing in cheap flights to Africa.
² The Circle Line is London’s original Underground line. Completed in 1884, the Circle Line is my favourite London Underground line. Sometimes, when I was at a loose end in London, I would just ride the Circle Line round and round…just for fun!