July 26, 2012

Plane Views: Cape Town to Amsterdam

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

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 little details: real silverware, free magazines, flight attendants handing out Belgian chocolates, etc. KLM even gave us a present: little dutch houses! I’m really amazed. I’ve flown the Cape Town to Amsterdam flight in coach class a dozen times or more, and I’ve never managed to properly sleep before. With the almost flat seat in business class, however, I slept for a good six or seven hours! I suppose the proper sleep will make our 30+ hour journey to Nome a little more bearable.

When I finally woke up, I managed to take a few interesting snapshots of the North Africa, Mediterranean, and European scenery.  I thought I’d share a few pictures here. Perhaps some of my blog readers can help identify some of the  areas and geological features:

Northern Africa, near Tunis.

Sardinia coastline.

Some mountains on Sardinia.

French coastline.

French? mountains.

More French? mountains.

Snow-capped peaks.

Interesting French? mountain feature.

Approaching Amsterdam.

I’ll share some more plane views– and also try to Google Earth some of the locations– when I have time.