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West-Bound Around… July 2008

Finally back at home ‘recovering’ from my odyssey around the world.  As always, it is lots of fun to circumnavigate the globe, but it does take its toll on the body!  Just going to throw in a couple of the cool pics I was able to take along the way.

Moonset over Hawaii

Moonset over Hawaii

This was an amazing moon set. I hesitate to put these types of photos up, because they just don’t do justice to the real thing.  It was a clear, full moon and the colors were amazing.

South to Tomorrow!

South to Tomorrow!

While going from HNL to SYD, we passed very close to the point where the International Dateline and the Equator meet… hence the caption “South to Tomorrow”.  The picture is of the cockpit display. I made a waypoint called “Zero” at 0 degrees latitude and 180 longitude.  The line 90 coming out of it is the equator, and the lline 180 is the International Dateline. 124 is the bearing at which we passed closest to point zero.  “ARTOP” is just a waypoint on our flight plan.  Nothing there but a geographical reference for ATC to keep tabs on us along the way.

Sydney Panorama at dawn.

Sydney at Dawn

This is a compilation of four photos I took on the Harbor Bridge of Sydney at dawn on 22 July 08!

Sydney Harbor Bridge at sunrise.

Sydney Harbor Bridge at sunrise.

This was a beautiful, cold, July morning.  About 6C (43F) and since I was still on Hawaii time, I was easily up by about 3 am. I walked out on the bridge and took pictures of the Sydney skyline at dawn.  I then walked down to City Etc. cafe for breakfast. as I was walking out, I saw the early sun reflecting off the bridge and got this.

Ice in the bay!

Ice in the bay!

Many miles between Sydney and here… this is Greenland at about midnight (above the Arctic Circle in the summer).  At first glance, it looked like sailboats in the the water; it’s funny how the mind tries to make sense of what you see. A zoom in quickly show it to be chunks of ice.  Much larger bergs were off the coast to the south.

Boston Skyline at Sunrise

Boston Skyline at Sunrise

Finally, the morning I arrived back in Boston, while waiting for the Water Taxi bus to the terminal, I got this shot of the Boston skyline at sunrise.  It’s actually five shots stitched together.  The sun reflecting off the buildings makes this view from Logan one of the more stunning sunrise city-scapes in the world.

Hope this isnt’ too boring for you. I just try to appreciate every day the privilege I have of getting to move heavy-metal around the world, get paid to do it, and see so many interesteing people and places along the way.

-Boxav8r, out.

August 1st, 2008 Posted by | Photos | no comments