Sunday, December 18, 2011

The EAGLE Has Landed - Sydney International Airport, NSW, Australia

 We're cruising along the Australian coastline getting closer to Sydney!
Please click on photos to enlarge!!!

 I see the coastline...Yay, again!!!

 The final approach into Sydney International Airport commences!

 A nice view of Botany Bay down below...'s going to rain.  I just know it!

The EAGLE has landed!  That is, Qantas (QF12)!!!
I see a very cool control tower!
14 1/2 hours of flying and we are ready to be land animals once again!


Scott said...

Those had to be some very exciting moments. Lucky you!!!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I'm so excited for you Carolyn!! Love your photos for the day! Have a wonderful holiday!


Anonymous said...

The first picture is indeed amazing.

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Martha Z said...

Your fans have missed you but I see you have brought us treats, wonderful images of your adventures down under.

Indrani said...

You got fantastic captures.

Anonymous said...

Lovely shots. Have a wonderful time!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Flying is so exhilerating and so exciting! Love the views of my old homeland from on high!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful shots from the air, Carolyn. Sydney has changed since I was there in 1982 but its distinctive features, like the wonderful harbor, will always be there.
Wishing you and yours all the best for the holiday season and the coming year.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I wish I were there where its warm instead of here.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shots.

My Watery. May you have a joyful holiday!

Arija said...

A hearty welcome to Australia. Enjoy your stay here and sample some of Sydney's prime beaches.

Francisca said...

I too like snapping away in a plane. Hope you're enjoying your stay in Sydney, Carolyn. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Riet said...

I am sure you are going to have a wonderful time.

Merry Christmas Carolyn.

Kris said...

I beg your forgiveness for my cutting and pasting my comment, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise.

The magical elves that constitute my staff have demonstrated their lack of respect in either not showing up for work at all, or those that have all seem a little worse for wear (if you catch my drift). All they seem to do is sit around smoking cigarettes that, frankly, smell funny. In addition, they play cards and tell dirty jokes rather than do their jobs! Consequently, the reindeer are all filthy and out of shape.

I now have my two sons pulling the sleigh, but they are struggling. I’ve been told that it’s a big ask for a three and five year old, but I made it this far with a couple of mangy chooks, an arthritic wallaby and three peculiar wombats! Unfortunately, we lost all bar one wombat over Mumbai (and the sole survivor is exhibiting clear signs of PTSD).

Anyway, all the way down here at the bottom of the world (A.K.A. Tasmania), and from myself, Jen, Henry and Ezra, please have a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus/Ashura and a happy New Year!

I hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs, your stocking is stuffed full of lots of tasty treats and not coal and that all your naan/ prawn cocktails/ currywurst are all as tasty as can be!