10,672 Miles and Counting
03.02.2008 16 °C
I say day 2, but really it's day 3 as I write this, however the last leg wash such a killer I had no energy (or desire) to write anything.
So how was my first big flight? Mixed bag of emotions really. Terrifying when the bloody thing bounces around in turbulence, awe-inspiring at just how far we have travelled in such a relatively short space of time, exhausting which is odd considering I have been sat on my butt for 20 hours!! Finally, boring! After so long I was crying to get out of the confined space, there are only so many times that checking your height (well not my height, of course!), speed and outside temperature can remain an interest! At least now I have a lot more confidence in the big planes and the landings are actually so smooth........so far!
The highlight so far has had to be when we flew over Afghanistan. Totally clear skies revealed endless snow covered mountains, glaciers and passes with the only sign of life being derelict dwellings dotted around at an infrequent rate. If only this place wasn't so messed up it would be high on my must see list! I only wish I had the camera with me as it really was stunning.
At the moment we're sat in Sydney airport (misty and raining) having done Singapore (little to comment on!) and survived the thunder storms over Java (not fun being awoken by a sudden turbulent drop).
It's strictly the third day (4th Feb) actually due to the time zone change but I'm not counting that until we touch down in Auckland. Timing is a bit messed up for us and we don't know whether to feel jet lagged or not and we have a strange “sea legs” feeling from being on the plane so long. At least this last leg is only 3 hours.......so as before in London, all we have to do is stay awake!
Next stop New Zealand!!