Friday, 20 March 2009

Flying many miles

I have taken three very long airplane trips.

In 1973 it was London to Nairobi (with a 24 stopover in Cairo), but a direct flight back. 4228 air miles

In about 1989 it was Boston to Honolulu. I took a flight there, with a brief stop to re-fuel, but I stopped off in San Francisco on the way home. 5089 air miles.

In 2003 or 2004 I flew from Boston to Beirut, with a 12 hour stopover en-route in Frankfurt, and a three day stopover in Germany on the way home. 5430 air miles.

So the longest trip I have taken by air was Boston/Frankfurt/Beirut/ Frankfurt/Boston - 5430 miles each way.

And the longest non-stop was Nairobi to London - 4228 miles.

Just to think - when I was 6 or 7 years old my most exciting journeys were from my home town of Bristol to the seaside town of Weston-super-mare - 22 miles each way!

I’ve also taken some long trips by train and ‘bus. I’ll write about them on Sunday evening.

There will not be a blog entry tomorrow as I’ll be in Fort Myers overnight, so that I can preside and preach at the Saturday and Sunday services at St. Hilary’s Church in that town.

1 comment:

  1. I hate long plane flights, don't even like short ones:-) However try living in Australia and having a love affair with Europe especially Germany.