Obviously, anyone who travels great distances frequently spends a fair amount of time in airplanes. At some point, we started taking pictures out of the airplane windows with varied results. It is clearly a great way to capture images that can’t be captured while on the ground or even at the top of a large skyscraper (although those can come pretty darn close). We only wish they’d clean the windows a little better so that we could get some better shots, although all of the pictures that we’ve taken have just been with our iPhones.
Needless to say, ninety-nine percent of time spent sitting in an airplane is dull beyond belief. Except for an occasional meal or beverage service to break up the monotony, it is time spent working, reading, blogging, but mostly fighting off boredom. Even when the flights offer television, for some reason that isn’t even entertaining. To make things worse, we can never seem to really sleep when we’re on a plane. We lean over and put our heads on each other’s shoulders, hold hands, close our eyes, but sleep seems to evade us. We’ve tried the neck pillows and other things as well, but I guess until we get to the point where we can fly business class and actually recline, we’ll have to muddle our way through with little sleep.
We didn’t always take pictures from the plane, it seems to be a relatively new phenomenon for us. It isn’t entirely due to blogging, we started taking pictures from the air prior to that, but we have definitely become more cognizant of it since we started photo cataloging our journeys. We wish that we’d taken pictures of the sun setting over the frozen waters around Iceland many years ago. We now find ourselves taking pictures in different ways and of different things. As we travel this year, what will be our first full year of documenting our travels as they happen, we’ll see what other changes occur to the way that we travel. Hopefully we’ll see some of you as we make our way to different parts of the world!