A plane chartered by Google either never made it over some of the designated areas or arrived hours after it was scheduled to pass overhead – by which time, many of those who had been waiting below had packed up and moved on …
On Bondi Beach, where Google informed people to be ready between 9am and 9.30am, Mithra Cox from the Nature Conservation Council of NSW was with a group of about 200 supporters of the environmental organisation, who had lain down in the sand to form the words: “Vote Climate”.
The group started assembling at the southern end of Bondi Beach from 8am and at one stage saw the plane “fly peripherally” past the beach.
Then Gaia turned on them:
“We ended up disbanding at about 10.15am,” said Ms Cox, “because some of us were getting really sunburnt.”
(Via Cuckoo and several other giggling readers)