Tag: flight

On to Melbourne

After eight days in Tasmania, we’re on our way north. Next stop: Melbourne. We debated back and forth whether we should take the ferry or the plane. I had always dreamt of taking the Spirit of Tasmania across Bass Strait vom Devonport to Melbourne. The journey, done twice a day, takes about 9 hours, and is possible overnight. It’s not…

Off to Hobart: Road trip through Tasmania

After two days in Sydney, we left for a 6-day road trip through Australia’s biggest island, Tasmania. The 2-hour flight took south along the coast of New South Wales and Victoria, and then over Bass Strait. The sea strait that separates the island from mainland Australia was named after George Bass. He passed through it in 1798-99 while circumnavigating what was then called…

24h flying down under

17872 kilometers, travelled in 24 hours exactly. It is amazing, especially compared to the 109 days the first fleet took from London, till it sailed into Botany Bay in 1788. Or even the 28 days a modern passenger ship needed, via the Suez Canal, in the 1960s. Our itinerary was more direct. First, a modern Boeing 787 – the Dreamliner…

Atlanta

I made it safe and sound to Atlanta, after a short 2h flight from Fort Lauderdale, with no tropical hurricane in sight, thank God. Atlanta’s Airport is so huge – it’s the busiest airport in the US and the world, with more than 96 million passengers and a whopping 868.359 take-offs and landings! Can you believe that number??? It took a…