Hobart to Sydney

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Even the stairs have sky lights

I love flying and one of the things I love most about flying is what I see out the window of the plane. This is some of what I saw on my way from Hobart to Sydney, some very pretty scenery.

 

I flew out of Hobart where the clouds streaked across the sky, and I got a great views of Mount Wellington with Hobart spread out along its base and along the shores of the Derwent River. I couldn’t quite see my place, but could see the bay near my home as well as the building where I work (not that I really wanted to see that :)) further along the river.


When I first flew into Hobart in the 90’s, the scenery was very different.

Hobart 'International' Airport
It was all lush and green with gorgeous patchwork fields as far as the eye could see. There are still the patchwork fields, but they are no longer lush and green, most of them are in shades of brown or fading to yellow from green. There is the odd green patch where a farmer has some green crop or other growing, but they are few and far between.

 

We flew over Bass Straight, the 240 km wide body of water at its narrowest point that separates Tasmania from mainland Australia - or as some Tasmanians call it, the north island of Tasmania. Once over Bass Straight we crossed the coast of Victoria and continued north to the Murray River that acts as the border between Victoria and New South Wales. I had a great view of the Snowy Mountains where there was a smattering of snow, building up for the ski season to start officially on the long weekend in June.

 

Then I saw it, my favourite city, my home, Sydney. It was a bit hazy over the city today, but as we flew closer to the ocean, it cleared up and I had some wonderful views of the Royal National Park and the southern suburbs and beaches.

 

I hope you enjoy the scenery.

Sunflower300 says:
What are you talking about?!!? It's (almost) as young as I am (38 in August), we're just babies. :)
Posted on: Jun 11, 2008
jennjeff1 says:
38 ain't that young anyway!
Posted on: Jun 11, 2008
Sunflower300 says:
How many Jeffs are there?
I was thinking of Star Wars when I said it, but I realise now that Yoda said "Master Luke" not young Luke. Oh well.
Posted on: Jun 10, 2008
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Even the stairs have sky lights
Even the stairs have sky lights
Hobart International Airport
Hobart 'International' Airport
Mount Wellington with Hobart at th…
Mount Wellington with Hobart at t…
Mount Wellington with Hobart at th…
Mount Wellington with Hobart at t…
Flying over Tassie
Flying over Tassie
Patchwork fields of brown
Patchwork fields of brown
It is still a beautiful place
It is still a beautiful place
These are not rain clouds
These are not rain clouds
Travelling business class
Travelling business class
It looks like a mini North Island …
It looks like a mini North Island…
The Snowy River - there is a littl…
The Snowy River - there is a litt…
Snowy River
Snowy River
Lake Jindabyne with the Snowy Moun…
Lake Jindabyne with the Snowy Mou…
Snowy Mountains - Mount Kosciuszko…
Snowy Mountains - Mount Kosciuszk…
Lake Jindabyne
Lake Jindabyne
I love white fluffy clouds
I love white fluffy clouds
I think Madonna left her bra behind
I think Madonna left her bra behind
It all looks very misty and myster…
It all looks very misty and myste…
I love the way the water looked wi…
I love the way the water looked w…
More of the gorgeous Pacific
More of the gorgeous Pacific
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photo by: Sunflower300