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18 June 2018

Monday Geology Picture: Greenland View

I recently flew from London to Vancouver, and the views as we flew over the northern part of the globe were spectacular. I particularly enjoyed flying over Greenland, a country largely covered by ice and snow. I spent a good hour or so looking at the white landscapes, which only provided glimpses of the rocky landscape underneath – generally dark rocks peeking through the white and sometimes, it seemed, directing …


24 February 2014

Plane Views: Denali

Three out of the four times that I flew between Anchorage and Nome, Alaska, the weather was overcast and clouds covered much of the landscape below. However, when I flew from Nome to Anchorage in August 2013 I was fortunate enough to fly on a day when skies were clear. I was thrilled to obtain a spectacular view of Denali, also known as Mt. McKinley, the highest peak in North …


24 June 2013

Monday Geology Picture(s): Views from the World’s Tallest Building, Dubai

I’m continuing this week with sharing pictures from my January 2012 trip to visit my friend Karima in the United Arab Emirates. I mostly stayed with Karima and her family in Abu Dhabi, but one day we took a drive over to Dubai. While there, we visited the impressive Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world. Here on Georneys I often like to post Plane Views or …


6 April 2013

Plane Views: Amsterdam to Cape Town– Part II

Here is Part II of the views that I observed during a flight from Amsterdam to Cape Town back in September 2012. Part I is here. I believe that all of these shots were taken over Algeria. There are some stunning desert views. Although I grew up in relatively lush New England, I have always liked deserts. I think I first became enchanted by deserts when I was an exchange …


23 March 2013

Plane Views: Amsterdam to Cape Town– Part I

After flying from Nome to Anchorage and then from Anchorage to Seattle and then from Seattle to Amsterdam, my husband and I finally boarded our last flight home, which was from Amsterdam to Cape Town. The flight was long (11.5 hours!), but we were fortunate to observe plenty of amazing scenery along the way. In this post I’m sharing some pictures that I took during this Amsterdam to Cape Town …


21 March 2013

Plane Views: Seattle to Amsterdam

I’m nearly done sharing all of my pictures from my trip to Alaska in July to September 2012. I just need to finish up two outstanding “Plane Views” posts and then share some pictures and information from a wonderful sea kayaking trip in Prince William Sound. However, I’m most likely going back to Alaska again in a few months, so there will probably be more about Alaska in the future …


7 March 2013

Plane Views: Anchorage to Seattle

After flying from Nome to Anchorage back in September 2012, my husband and I spent a night in a hotel, had dinner with some colleagues, and then very early the next morning headed to the airport for our next flight to Seattle. Below are some pictures we took from the airplane. I believe that most of these shots were taken over British Columbia. Enjoy! And, as always, feel free to …


6 March 2013

Plane Views: Nome to Anchorage

A few months ago, I shared some pictures taken during a set of four flights from Cape Town, South Africa to Nome, Alaska: Cape Town to Amsterdam Amsterdam to Minneapolis Minneapolis to Anchorage Anchorage to Nome Now, I’d like to share some pictures taken during the return journey in September 2012, which was Nome –> Anchorage –> Seattle –> Amsterdam –> South Africa. This first post contains some pictures taken …


22 August 2012

Plane Views: Anchorage to Nome

This is Part IV (the final part) of my series of “Plane View” pictures taken during my trip from Cape Town, South Africa to Nome, Alaska. Part I is here, and Part II is here, and Part III is here. After we reached Anchorage, my husband and I had three nights to recover from jetlag (and do some work, kayaking, and shopping) before our flight up to Nome. Thus, we …


11 August 2012

Plane Views: Minneapolis to Anchorage

This is Part III of my series of “Plane View” pictures taken during my trip from Cape Town, South Africa to Nome, Alaska. Part I is here, and Part II is here. By this third flight, my husband and I were starting to become fairly tired. However, we managed to take some excellent pictures out the window anyway, particularly as we approached Anchorage. Enjoy! Feel free to comment on any …


4 August 2012

Plane Views: Amsterdam to Minneapolis

This is Part II of my series of “Plane View” pictures taken during my trip from Cape Town, South Africa to Nome, Alaska. Part I is here. After traveling from Cape Town to Amsterdam, my husband Jackie and I boarded a flight from Amsterdam to Minneapolis. Below are some pictures taken out the airplane window. For this second flight, Jackie and I pulled out our nice camera, so the image …


26 July 2012

Plane Views: Cape Town to Amsterdam

I’m currently in the airport lounge in Amsterdam awaiting my next flight (2 of 4) on my way to Nome, Alaska. My husband and I slept through a good part of the first flight, which left around midnight Cape Town time. We’re flying business class (thank you, my new company!). I’ve never flown business class before, so it’s sort of like Dinsey World for me. I’m amazed at all the …