Let’s fly to Seattle

A special surprise was in order for Kerry when we cut the queue at Dubai gate B20.

 


Enjoying the onboard experience in Emirates 777 Business Class.


Champers at 9:30am. Before breakfast. Just the one.

SO pleased to do the upgrade.
Flying over dry Iran. This arid landscape covers a large area.

The flight will take us north over Iran, the ‘Stans, Russia and the North Pole before heading south over Canada and into Seattle.


Breakfast, with a tablecloth.

And an ooopsy. The tea cup had a fine crack in it a hot tea was dripping out at a great rate. Attentive staff fixed it all up.

The clouds cleared to show the remote wetlands of northern Russia. Marvellous to see this coastline.

The top of the world

North Pole is around here somewhere

 

And to finish off an extraordinarily long day, here’s some numbers.

We started Saturday 10 September in the air about 1800km north west of Perth. Nine hours later we landed in Dubai. 5 hours later we left Dubai to fly to Seattle.  That took 16 hours. The last three hours we’ve been exploring the shorefront at Seattle, and there still six hours to go in the day until Sunday rolls around. Total; 39 hours give or take. A long day.

Dinner over the ocean

Through some marvellous technology, I’m posting this to you from 36,000 ft travelling north west from Perth at 570mph.

Cabin lights are rising as food service trolleys are wheeled along the aisles and its 11:20pm on the first day of our newest adventure.

Thanks to our families, friends and work mates for your best wishes, and those who could make it to see us off, it’s appreciated and helps add to the excitement of the travelling.