Wednesday, December 19, 2007

UAL Flight 839

I have just awakened from a blissful night’s sleep. I rolled over in my wide business class “bed” and raised the window. Pink fluffy clouds race by below … dawn is approaching. My individual flight map tells me we have crossed the international date line AND the equator and are head toward an island called Nadi. I have never heard of it. I am suddenly getting the feel for the Pacific and its vastness. Transatlantic flight is like taking a big giant step from Newfoundland to Ireland …. But THIS … this is BIG.

I have been in the air for nearly 9 hours. I have 4 and a half to go. I see now that the sun has risen. Sydney here we come.

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