Just a quick post to say that I’m still alive. I was travelling for the last two weeks – I went to Cambridge (UK) for work for a little over a week, then London on the weekend and Amsterdam for a couple of days. London and Amsterdam were short holidays and I had a fabulous time, so I will post some photos from those two trips shortly.

The above photo I am adding to Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic. I took this photo with my iPhone6 inside the plane as we were leaving Dubai. This gentleman looks like I felt at the time – weary of the long haul flights, and still with another 8 hours to go… I edited it simply by converting to black and white. I took a similar photo of myself on the flight from Heathrow to Amsterdam – I’ve added it underΒ my signoff below. To me, this selfie really sums up my life as a frequent flyer πŸ˜‰

Sorry for being absent for so long. I arrived home yesterday at about 11am and had two naps during the afternoon and evening (two hours each). It’s now 5:30am and I’ve been awake since 10pm.

Gotta love jet lag!

x desleyjane



Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

34 replies on “The Long Haul

      1. We’ve had nothing but rain here for the last week also. Even woke to a fresh smattering of snow on the mountains this morning. Dang, just when I thought it was safe to finally put my petunias outside, lol! πŸ˜‰

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  1. In fact, I was wondering how you were doing πŸ™‚ I’m glad all is well but I can imagine it’s rough after long flights and jet lag… Your two black and white pics are perfect!
    Welcome home !

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  2. Wow, beautiful photos! And a slightly scary travel story – not because of its quality but rather because of the sheer quantity of time you had to spent on the plane. On a happier note, it looks like you had great fun on your tip, and I can’t wait to see more pictures, on Instagram or here πŸ˜‰

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    1. LOL. Yes it was long, but that’s how it is when you live in Australia. Actually it was even longer because of delayed flights, missed flights and a different route. But, I’m home, safe and sound, and my luggage even made it as well! Thanks Mara πŸ™‚

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  3. I really enjoyed your pictures of the strain of long flights. Both pictures are very dramatic. They tell a story of travelling long distances with nothing to do but watch the same clouds outside the window.

    I once flew from New York to London and viceversa. The flights were way too long. Love to see your pictures and read your stories.



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    1. Thanks so much Omar. Long haul travel can be so hard but the good thing is that you usually forget the horror once you arrive and have a cuppa πŸ™‚


  4. I knew you were travelling, but when I didn’t see you on my email feed, I had to go check. Lovely photo and it captures the long haul perfectly. Did you get to see Lovely Lucile in Amsterdam? Glad you are back or close to it!

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