From point to point

Done it! Arrived in Sydney after some great views of Victoria, snow on the Alps, and more Canberra. Even flew over one of my workplaces. Few bumps and I’m glad to be back. Tension over for now.

Made it to Melbourne

Arrived in Melbourne after a pretty smooth flight, though I still hate the descent into Tullamarine. Hope the return is as good or better.

Anxiety

The skies, they are totally clear
But then, so is my fear
I feel a breeze
An evil tease
In my head, screams do I hear.

That hole deep in my gut
The eyes that are tightly shut
A horrible nightmare
That only I care
Others think I’m just a nut.

The silver that I am off to seek
Is only a sign I am weak
Flying in error
Feeling the terror
Counting myself among the meek.

Trying to be brave enough to fly
I’m scared and I don’t know why
What lies ahead
Are lies in my head
I just want to curl up and cry.

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.

Checked in, but not ready to go

Well, I sort of am ready to go in that I’d love to be home in my own bed right now. It’s the intervening bit that I am dreading.

Had some French toast with berries and ice cream for “dinner”. Can’t stand savoury right now.

This stress is terrible. Terrified.

Arrived in Hokkaido

The Jetstar flight was not turbulent, despite the warnings. Catching the train to Yubari earlier than planned.

At Kansai and on

Arrived at Kansai International after a pretty good but long flight. Spent the night at Izumi San and now back to the airport for our Sapporo flight.