Back from Osaka

The holiday is done. All back home now, including doggy. Quite a bumpy flight until we were off the coast of Australia. Saw meteors, other aircraft, a green laser over PNG and watched “The Abyss”. Lots of rain clouds over Sydney, though the threatened bumps didn’t really eventuate.

Need a shower, sleep and food now.

North Ryde Station

North Ryde station is closing for at least seven months at the end of September for conversion into a metro station. Today was probably my last ride on it until then. I can’t believe how many hours, days, months and years I spent riding to there and back in the course of my work.

Sydney, Council of the City of Ryde, Australia

Smoky mountain sunset

Here in the pretty Victorian mountain town of Corryong we still haven’t escaped from the smoke which blighted our home over the past week.

Corryong, Shire of Towong, Australia

Waiting at the lounge

At the Qantas Business Lounge before our QF5 flight to Singapore. Mixed feelings. Anxious, not really in the mood to travel, but this is a good looking day and the travellers time. Lounge food is good and there is gelato and cheesecake, so that’s a positive.

Sydney, Bayside Council, Australia

Driving it home

Made it home and home to stay. I left the office at one in the afternoon, passed three police cars on the Hume Highway, then suffered my only delay at the exit of the M5 to Fairford Road. I was pretty tired after the ride, but no rest as I had to take Alex to his tennis lessons, have a quick Thai meal with the family then attend an urgently called after school care committee meeting. After 8pm when I returned home hot and sticky. Can’t believe it will be 40 degrees Celsius tomorrow!

At least I proved that I can drive long distances, but B certainly has my utmost respect for all her years of such journeys.