189 posts categorized "clouds"

June 23, 2013

Sydney>Singapore

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busting through the greyness CLD_7635SonnyPhotosjust beyond the blue mountains it clears CLD_7637SonnyPhotosand it clears more CLD_7640SonnyPhotosonce more in the outback CLD_7641SonnyPhotosloving all the shapes in the landscape CLD_7650SonnyPhotos

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CLD_7728SonnyPhotosand then we have Darwin CLD_7739SonnyPhotosbrings back memories from when I was here in 2006 CLD_7746SonnyPhotos
to the west, north west of Darwin, just nature , no cities, or cosmopolitan landscape like you have at other capitals, just bush ( and crocs, lots of crocs ) CLD_7750SonnyPhotosleaving Australia coastline behind CLD_7759SonnyPhotosinternational waters

June 16, 2013

Off to Melbourne

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June 15, 2013

Nice Sky shots while driving in peak hour traffic Sydney

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May 06, 2013

Sydney > Nadi, Fiji, yes, here we come

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FIJ_5143Sonnyphotosafter 3 hour plus of ocean, land ahoy FIJ_5148Sonnyphotosclick on above image, it's one of my many favourite psots in fiji, the surfiung spots :-) FIJ_5154SonnyphotosNamotu & Tavarua FIJ_5162Sonnyphotosslightly obsessed hehehe FIJ_5172Sonnyphotosthe resort at the bottom right of the photo again ( showed it last time we flew across ) found out some more info about this trip, apparently government has halted work as there was some dodgy dealings going on with worker's uniion/retirement plans and insurance packages ( usual cash under table business ? ) FIJ_5187Sonnyphotosabout to land FIJ_5189Sonnyphotosas we fly past the jetty where boats leave for surfing Cloudbreak FIJ_5192SonnyphotosNadi !

April 06, 2013

Alice Springs > Sydney flight back

NTA_2049sonnyphotosand yet another glorious blue sky day in the N.T. :-) NTA_2052sonnyphotostake off, and I see the ranges and gaps I visited yesterday NTA_2057sonnyphotosmust be Emily or Jessie's gap on the left NTA_2065sonnyphotosdid not see that before ( the green rectangles ) NTA_2066sonnyphotosnot even 5 minutes into the flight and I'm already like woauw NTA_2067sonnyphotosamazing, love it, get me back there !! :-) NTA_2068sonnyphotoszoomed out NTA_2069sonnyphotosagain, woauw, I need a few weeks and a serious 4WD and I promise I will produce some awesome photos NTA_2071sonnyphotosI mean, looking at it from up here, it's like our version of grand canyon, just looks so spectacular NTA_2072sonnyphotosif you look close, you will see the river bed on the rigth is still green NTA_2073sonnyphotosSaint Teresa, some 80km from Alice Springs in South Easterly direction. See-ing that know, wish I had spent an extra day ( or 4 ) driving south east :-) NTA_2075sonnyphotosbecause just before Saint Teresa you have those shots preceding the shot before saint teresa and then after saint teresa you get this, big snaking caterpillar NTA_2077sonnyphotoslook close and you could imagine a mars landscape NTA_2079sonnyphotoslooks like the flight is taking us exactly the same way as we flew in  NTA_2080sonnyphotosjust can't get over how awesome it looks down there NTA_2082sonnyphotos

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NTA_2105sonnyphotosI wonder at what stage the Simpson is no longer and becomes theStrzelecki Desert NTA_2109sonnyphotos

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NTA_2275sonnyphotosmust be cloudy day in Sydney today NTA_2283sonnyphotosthat's bush fire smoke amongst the clouds, somewhere in the blue mountains NTA_2284sonnyphotosairport in the middle of the photo where Jacqui took me for my birthday acrobatic flight NTA_2290sonnyphotosdescending NTA_2293sonnyphotosSydney in the clouds NTA_2296sonnyphotosBotany Bay and cronulla NTA_2302sonnyphotosbeach in sydney south national park I been wanting to go to for a while now ( one day ) NTA_2311sonnyphotosport hacking NTA_2322sonnyphotossand mining at Kurnell just before landing

March 21, 2013

Sydney > Alice Springs

NTA_9950SonnyphotosIn Sydney for about 4-5 days and off again, just how we like it, one job to the next. Unfortunately only managed to get a 10 min surf in though, will have to wait till I get back from this job. Leaving Sydney on a grey rainy day, but as soon as we cross the blue mountains the clouds clear NTA_9956Sonnyphotosand we can see the great big land spread out in front of us NTA_9958SonnyphotosCobar, outback NSW NTA_9961SonnyphotosThe mighty Darling river, north of Tilpa NTA_9963Sonnyphotosoutback nsw, really starting to appreciate how BIG this country is NTA_9965Sonnyphotossalt lake in the shape of the top part of Australia NTA_9967Sonnyphotoswhen I see this countryside like this from the air, it makes me just want to get one of those rigged up 4WD and go for a 2 week drive outback :-) NTA_9970Sonnyphotosharsh, yet beautiful landscape NTA_9971SonnyphotosAround Sturt national park and Tibooburra NTA_9974Sonnyphotossomewhere down there is the Dingo Fence NTA_9980Sonnyphotosno towns out here NTA_9981Sonnyphotossomewhere near Moomba Moomba, the begining of the Strzelecki Desert NTA_9986SonnyphotosLake Miraditchie, but what the hell are all those lines about, I mean, there are no towns down there, bugger all people, so who created those lines and why, they are in a grid pattern and not perfectly straight probably because of thr contour of the land, anyone  ? NTA_9988Sonnyphotosfrom top Coorie Coorie Gillie, then Lake Coogiecooginna and at the bottomw lake Bulpanie NTA_9989SonnyphotosSo I just had a close look at Google earth, and their sat pics are dated 2006 and this grid pattern is not to be seen in this exact same spot ( to the west of Lake Coogiecooginna ) but there are visible in areas near here on google earth NTA_9994SonnyphotosI really super curious now NTA_9999Sonnyphotos
Sturt Stoney Desert NTA_0004SonnyphotosI'm guessing somewhere near the Gibber plains NTA_0007Sonnyphotosthe lakes ( with water after last years rain ) to the east of simpson's desert NTA_0015Sonnyphotossimpson desert, big red sand dune kind of place NTA_0017Sonnyphotosrows and rows of sand dunes NTA_0019Sonnyphotoszoomed in, would love to get down there one day, but then, like I said, in a fully equiped 4WD with all the bells and whistles, portable fridge, lots of refreshments , and if possible dust free inside hehehe NTA_0025Sonnyphotosso big, just goes for, well as big as a big european country probably NTA_0031Sonnyphotos140 km as the crow flies from Alice Springs NTA_0034Sonnyphotosand, my first time out here, was expecting it all to be flat, but instead, I see quite a lot of mountain ranges NTA_0035Sonnyphotosjust look at that colour ! ! ! NTA_0037Sonnyphotoswoauw, and the line you see in the top right of the photo is the Hale River ( which is probably dry for most of the year ) NTA_0038Sonnyphotoszoomed in, woauw !!, look at that colour. I hope I get to come here while in Alice Springs NTA_0042Sonnyphotosthe geography & geology is just incredible, I think that is an out ring of the East MacDonnel ranges NTA_0048Sonnyphotosthe road from Alice Springs to Chamber Pillars, and soon we will be on this road as in the center of this photo is one of the proposed locations Ooraminna homestead NTA_0050Sonnyphotosdescending down to the airport now ( well we have been for a bit already ) NTA_0052Sonnyphotosone of the many dry creek beds round Alice Springs, airport is about in the middle of the photo NTA_0053Sonnyphotosrailway line crossing creek NTA_0055SonnyphotosHatt Road NTA_0059Sonnyphotosnot the airport as I first thought, but a race track and the dust in the distance is a truck on the dirt road to Chambers Pillars, we will be on there in about 40 min and get blinded by that same dust of a truck speeding past us :-)

March 14, 2013

Helsinki > Singapore

PAR_9743SonnyPhotosNorth Reef Island, off Smith Island, which is part of the chain of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and I'm now curious if this is a potential surf destination PAR_9748SonnyPhotosSo about 7 hours into flight from Helsinki, only taking photos now, as, well, everyone was sleeping all window shades were down, and even when I opened mine by about a centimeter it was like a big floodlight filling the cabin, so I was trying hard to be courteous to other passengers, but I could not hold out any longer when I saw tropical clouds forming over Islands PAR_9752SonnyPhotos

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PAR_9812SonnyPhotosKo Racha Yai Island to the left and the southern tip of Phuket PAR_9818SonnyPhotosKo Ra Wi & Ko A Dang PAR_9829SonnyPhotoslooks like snorkelling paradise and can already see all the lobster backs ( as in englsih tourist fried red from sun :-)

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PAR_9898SonnyPhotospossibly heading to sungai Pakning Benkalis airport after it does a banking turn PAR_9907SonnyPhotoswe are preparing to land as well, heading down in between the clouds PAR_9909SonnyPhotoslove it PAR_9918SonnyPhotosafter some grey soup pop out near Se kupang- Batam PAR_9929SonnyPhotosso guess which airport PAR_9931SonnyPhotosmassive gold course, about5 more parts to it from what you see here, and did not see anyone playing golf PAR_9933SonnyPhotoslanded, but can't see my next ride yet ( its a Qantas A380 ) should be parked soon next to the 747 PAR_9936SonnyPhotosfast forward 8 hours now, about 40min out of Sydney PAR_9938SonnyPhotossuburban lights PAR_9939SonnyPhotoshighway down to Wollongong PAR_9942SonnyPhotosflight path PAR_9943SonnyPhotosbotany bay PAR_9948SonnyPhotos
landed, yeay, home after 2 months away

February 26, 2013

Milan > Paris

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February 05, 2013

Brussels > New York JFK ( via London )

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YRK_3504sonnyphotosquick change over off planes, and ready to go to New York YRK_3506sonnyphotosthe ready to go to NEw York, tuned into a 3 hour wait while they fixed some hydraulic leak YRK_3508sonnyphotos3 hours behind schedule, we finally take off YRK_3509sonnyphotos
the 3 hour wait means won;t get the shots I was hoping to get as it will get dark soon
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February 03, 2013

Stockholm > Brussels ( Via Helsinki )

Sonnyphotos1one big gray soup in Stockholm today, and all the snow had melted away in the city Sonnyphotos2so all grey except for the rainbow around the shadow of the plane Sonnyphotos3grey in Helsinki as well, but snow has not melted Sonnyphotos19bit upset with the Finns, as this is not the first time this has happend, and I noticed some of the older ladies did not exaclty have the right shoes on, opting more for comfort while travelling and ending up instead with wet feet. I mean come on for F#@ks sake, how hard is to keep the runway clear, easy, tick , done, well, if you are not going to dock the plane at the gate, how about clearing the area where people get of the plane, who ever is in charge of this, meet me over here, love to rub your friggin feet with your socks on in this and then make you work like that for the rest of the day with soggy feet. Would you let your mum/girlfriend walk in that slush, no, you wouldn't , so how about paying customers ( frankly am surprised businees travellers have not put up a big stink on this )
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