The Long-Distance Traveller… #13

Miles to go...

It is inevitable that at some point in a long flight, you will check with the flight channel to see how many hours you have travelled and how many hours you have left to go. Your hope is that you will have fallen asleep for a few hours, awaken and see that you have only two hours to go. Perfect score for a 14+ hour flight.

Checking in with the flight channel over the Bering Sea

The reality is that you discover you have slept for only about an hour and have nine hours to go. Such is life of the long distance traveller. 

Hours start to get calculated into fragments of time. I measure them by the number of movies I can watch. Nine hours to go…that's roughly two to three movies, four hours of sleep and two more hours of reading and periodic checks with "are we there yet?" 

My 28 Day Writing Challenge is a but muddled up today. I started the challenge in Vietnam on the 1st of Feb, moved ahead one hour while we were in Hong Kong and have moved back 13 hours now that I am in Connecticut. I honestly do not know where I am suppose to be..but will post tonight from my jet lag haze and hope for the best. 

The great divide…the International Date Line

I am signing off from Connecticut with dreams of snow blizzards dancing in my head. A mountain of snow awaits at Tahilla Farm…with more to come. 

Snow Day..Tahilla Farm

February 13, 2015
28 Day Writing Challenge, #13
From over the Pacific Ocean
Cathay Pacific time


  1. I am glad you had safe travels...........Blessings and much love
    Jeanne Happy Valentine's Day

  2. I can't believe I am greeting you FROM New Hampshire at this point. Yes, we are in store for another round of snow...or, as I'm quickly the ski resorts we all go! Being in the kernel stages of a potential remodel, I'm sure you cannot wait to see more progress on the house besides demolition. How fun that will be!

  3. Hello Jeanne,
    Welcome to the USA and I am sure you are excited to see Tahilla Farm where I know you will be exploring and full of energy, despite the long flight

  4. Enjoy your time in the Northeast! Happy Valentines Day!

  5. Time is never still, constantly changing

    time is travel, travel is time

    hard to track, lost concentration,

    regained, elusive like a dream.

    On arrival, safe and sleepy

    snow is real.

    Happy Valentine’s Day.

  6. Oh, no! I can't imagine anyone going to New England in the pile of snow there now, and more on the way. I'm a warm weather person who would just have to hibernate for the entire winter if I lived in New England. Good luck at Tahilla and stay warm!

  7. How well I understand your comments, although most of my long-haul flying has been as Pan Am cabin crew (which, as far as I'm concerned, is much easier than being a passenger). Was your flight non-stop from Hong Kong to Kennedy-New York City? I'd love to hear more about it, such as the airline, type of aircraft, and what you thought of the cabin layout, the service, the amenities. How fortunate that you landed before the next big storm hitting New England. With that storm's extreme cold, winds and snow, on top of all the snow and ice already on the ground, will you be able to get all the way to Tahilla Farm soon? Hoping for the best for you, Leslie

  8. Oh, dear, you are in New England at the very wrong time of year!! And in the midst of a blizzard. It may be difficult to assess house progress under such conditions, but I wish you the very best with your visit there. We will be eager to hear. Continue to travel safely.
    Farm Gal in VA (where a blizzard is in progress as well, but with smaller amounts of snow. Five degrees tonight, they say, with wind chill minus 20-25. Too cold and dangerous methinks.)

  9. Thank goodness you have construction crew there to keep the roofs cleared! Glad you're with us in the States for a bit. Can't wait to see the changes at the Farm.

  10. I hate long d.istance flights. I saw your photos on IG. The snow looks lovely

  11. This post is so absolutely SPOT on...I too measure my long haul flights in terms of movies watched! I hope the jet lag isn't too painful for you - it killed me on my last flight back to the US. Stay warm up there!


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