Qantas Lounge for breakfast

Made myself go through with this. It helps that the day looks lovely. Wind is invisible.

Had a little breakfast at the Qantas Business Lounge.

Rydges Sydney Airport

Another great view of the airport from the Rydges Hotel. Would love to sit here and watch the aircraft fly off, then head home tomorrow. Instead I’ve got a concert to go to in the city and then Singapore in the morning.

Top floor view

A nice view of Sydney Airport from the top floor of the Stamford Hotel. I actually drove here as I was in a rush to get here before my team video conference for which I was a little late.

Not quite time to relax yet. Have to go home tomorrow and properly pack my bag. Meanwhile B and Alex will be flying off to Singapore.

The dreaming spot

“Where do you dream of travel?” asked a survey.

I should have answered here. Gazing out over the flat waters of Botany Bay in the late afternoon light, watching the aircraft land and take-off along the runways across the bay, how can I not dream of adventures far away?


An Argentinian dinner of grilled lamb and pork for dinner tonight at the hotel restaurant. Really tasty, but even the small serve threatened to overwhelm a stomach still uncertain with antibiotics.

Kita: The journey begins

Overlooking the airport at the Stamford hotel, the first step in our journey north.

This journey is on honour of our dog, Kita. Half Japanese Spitz, half Finnish Lapphund. So we are off to Scandinavia via Japan.

Early morning departure tomorrow, hence the hotel. There are great views of the airport and the evening storm that seems to be passing us by.

Campbelltown change

Had a surprisingly good sleep on the train. Woke a few times, once to see the Moon set and the stars appear in their brilliance. Disappointed that no meteors were to be seen.

Such a nice day that I could have flown, but would not have reached here so early.

Need that change at Revesby for the train to Padstow, then catch a bus home. Then this journey will be over.