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It’s not a major revelation to say that I travel… a lot.  Over the past ten years I have flown over a million kilometers, which is equivalent to flying twenty-five times around the globe, or to the moon and back (and halfway there again).  This happened over four-hundred flights with more than two months – day and night – up in the air.  I’ve been as far north as Iceland, down south to South Africa, east to Seoul and west to San Francisco.

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From 30,000 feet, a dust storm is rather beautiful.  That’s what we should do in fact: we should build stations high up where the weather is both cooler and dust-free. Just look at that blue sky!

Even dust seems to produce beauty:  I love the view above – taken from our cruising altitude.  Dubai wasn’t anywhere near as dusty as Kuwait – but it was a ‘yellow’ journey from start to finish.  Below are a few shots from the trip, starting with the airport, Dubai, the ‘World’ and Kuwait.  

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We’re spending the Eid holidays in London.  A cold, wet, freeeezing London.  Great…

During summer it always feels like a holiday being here.  Even when we lived here. For some reason, I associate the summer weather with all the tourist attractions.  It has been a few years since we spent more than a quick stop-over in London around this time of year.  Winter-London feels like I’m back home.  Many old memories of frost, coats, scarves, hats and numb toes.

During our final approach into London’s Heathrow, I saw our 777 perfectly drawn onto the clouds.  For those familiar with the area, you can just see the GlaxoSmithKline building in the centre left.

The good news is I woke up on the flight to catch this beautiful moment; the bad news is that I didn’t wake up early enough to have a glass of water before sunrise.

Leaving by you.

 

This trip will start off as work then into a holiday a few days later.  I can’t wait for the latter.  I enjoy my work but it really is time for a break after more than one year with only a week’s break.

… and pleased to say this will not be a business trip.  Can’t wait to see my wife and kids.