8.30am – in Sydney

by sandy on March 17, 2010

There is something absolutely surreal about being so close to a long planned for event. Perhaps it is also inevitable that such an event scales up the activity before hand to almost manic proportions, so things seem to speed up and slow down all at the same time.

We were treated to the most spectacular sunset as we crossed over the landmass and made a long low sweeping turn to land in Sydney.

And here we all are in the super glitzy international departure lounge. Every designer shop known to man (or rather woman!) surrounds us. The compulsion to shop for extraneous luxuries is not something I am prone to, although genetically that makes me the oddity between mother and older daughter. They have scattered to make themselves frustrated by not having either the cash or the space to purchase whatever seduction is on display.

We are following the sun and won’t see night again for another 20 plus hours. Soon after take off we will be served lunch, a few hours later drinks and dinner and then it’s enforced night time. Blinds down, lights dimmed, blankets on, although it will only be about 3 in the afternoon our time! What a phenomena long distance flying is.

See you in South Africa.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Debbie Posmontier March 18, 2010 at 02:21

I’m thinking about you as you wing across Australia and the Indian Ocean. Have a wonderful time!!

Kerry P March 18, 2010 at 08:18

What a wonderful sunset!

I never understood why they put so many shops in a departure lounge when no one has the space to buy anything! I suppose its a captive audience!

I hope you all have a good flight and manage to get SOME sleep!

ann March 20, 2010 at 05:56

hi to all of you,
good luck on your travels.it was nice to see photo at the airport,it will be wonderful to hear of your travels.Am busy knitting and crocheting for the knit a square.hahe houseve found a lovely shop with wools at a reasonable price and i think my husband is blind to the amounts of wool i bring into the house. our king charles spaniel is sulking has she as had a summer grooming session.she looks a like a puppy with long legs.thinking of you ann

Christine Garrison March 22, 2010 at 13:01

Hello to you all,
Really feel like I’m on the trip with you. I will be going to the post office to mail some of my knitting off to KAS this morning. Loving every blog of your trip. The roar of the Lion must have really been something to experience. What memories you will have. Thanks for sharing them with all of us.

jackie March 25, 2010 at 12:19

may God bless you and keep you all safe during your journey of His works.

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