Fifteen Hundred Litres A Day. Really.

The fuel pump where we are based has been surging oddly during fuelling, and once it cut out and had to be restarted mid-fuelling. We suspect that the supply is running low. It's Sunday, but I call the number I have for the fuel supervisor anyway, to leave a message. She answers and I tell her what we've observed.

"There were six thousand litres in it on Friday," she says. Unfortunately, that means that if we're the only ones using it it will be dry before Tuesday. I did tell her how much fuel we take in a day, but recent experience suggests that the number doesn't impress in people's heads. She says she will check again and that she can order more on Monday.

Sigh. We make sure to plan our flights to arrive with enough fuel to legally hop to another airport for fuel.