Glad to see your photography again, Ian!
Fascinating, isn't it? to see the changing face of mother earth ........
You are back: and I am back. And this was photographed on my flight to Europe. I am so pleased to be reconnected. I throroughly enjoyed the flight along this northern coast of Australia.
Maya, I am having to learn a German keyboard in order to respond to your comment!!! The dynamics and the designs of the earth'S processes are that which generate the beauty we see and the wonderings that are the basis for our awe...but then dynamics and design are the essence of wonderful relationships also.
Thankyou for all that you have contributed to our common joy.
Did you ever explore some of the Roper River catchment, Geerten, when you were in OZ? It is not an area that I have travelled on land, but have always enjoyed the area from maps, and now from the air.
I was at Mataranka and a bit further east, that is it. But I read Kings in Grass Castles, so...
Ian,it's the only way to see it.Like.
One of those great shots...lovely image...Cheers, ~Lex
LIKE, greetings Berend
I am back from my wanders in Netherlands and other places. I always try to book a window seat when flying in daylight for I do enjoy reading the landscapes from above. Thanks for your love of Australia.
It certainly is a great way to see it Brian for one gets to read the geomorphology so clearly. Glad to share this with you. Thanks for the appreciation.
Thanks for your appreciation of this image, Lex. We had clear skies all the way from Brisbane to Darwin, so I had my nose and lens to the window all the way!
Thanks Berend. And this river is a bird paradise provided they don't mind sharing it with a crocodile or three.
Hi Ian, can imagine you've enjoyed a clear day's flight on this beautiful route. I also love the Brisbane-Singapore flight, but also the Melbourne-Singapore flight for their great views of northern Australia. It shows the beauty and size of this truly special part of the world, which so far has been spared of many of civilisations impacts. Looking forward to exploring more of it on the ground.
I find myself glued to the window on all my daylight flights, Fritz, and once upon a time I would have an atlas with me if flying an unfamiliar route. Nowadays the flight monitor allows me to record the route and research location of images readily on return to my desk. (I don't have a GPS built in to my camera as yet, and then I am not sure whether we are allowed to use GPS cameras when inflight.)
I was a little frustrated recently on a Helsinki-Singapore daylight flight. The cabin crew routine was to send us all to bed with shutters down for a magnificent flight over Afghanistan and northern Pakistan! I had to put a blanket over my head and jam the blanket into the window shade!
Thanks for sharing in our common interest.
All the best,
I can feel your frustration ... especially on a route like that! Would have done the same Ian, Cheers Fritz
I would have expected that Finnair would have done a little better on designing cabin schedules to minimize jetlag for its passengers especially when flying long haul west-east route. We had exactly the same schedule as we did flying west, with the result that on arrival in Singapore at 1630 hrs we were being fed breakfast at 1400 hours! Being put to bed inflight through the day means that you are awake for the night on arrival, and go to sleep when you want to do business.
Perhaps I should email Finnair!
You probably should Ian. I've been flying between Europe and Australia countless times now, and quite a few times I've encountered the same problem. I've developed my own routine now so that I don't get jetlag anymore ... and it certainly doesn't fit with that of some airlines (even though I have to say the more recent flights with Emirates have been pretty goo .. although their route is nowhere near as exciting). The schedule you discribe above certainly seems very silly to be putting anyone to bed. Cheers, Fritz
I did, Fritz and I got warm and appreciative responses from their PR people, but I wonder whether it will avail anything. You will have to let me know if you ever fly Finnair in your travels to Europe and back.
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