We left Changi at 23:35 Friday night on our way to work with Javier Saiz and his Biomedical Engineering group at the Universidad Politécnica de Valenci. Our tracks from Singapore, over the southern border of Iraq to Milano, then to Barcelona and then to Valencia
While waiting to depart, I took a few photos outside the window
And Ellen smiling and enjoying the comfort of her special small space on the Boeing 777 by Singapore Airlines (SQ 378). The seat folds down into a flat bed and its possible to actually sleep.
A flight landing
Here we are moving from Terminal 3 to the runway
Afer 12 hours of flying we approached Milano
After stopping, all the support vehicles lined up like a Formula 1 start
Then an hour later, we departed Milano about 6:45am. Here is an Alitalia flight next door A fog was approaching.
and made our way past the control tower as the fog increased.
Passing a number of flights docked at the terminal with more fog
Then it was follow the little green lights.
and wait for the fog to lift
After a small wait for the fog to lift, we had take-off. What a view - the Italian alps with snow peaks - from the Google Earth view. The green line is our flight path (with altitude)
Mike recently took some rather good photos of the lunar eclipse. Here is a just after full moon, over the Alps. Mike did better, but I was higher. The early morning sun provided very nice soft light.
From Google Earth - I think this is about where we were
Another view of the moon
So many possible views of the Alps
Then we passed over Marseille
And a view of the French coast
The harbor area of Barcelona as we approached the airport.
Another view of the harbor area
Just before landing, a view of the harbor and the mountains in the background
We landed at Barcelona - then waited until our 13:00 flight to Valencia. Here is the landing and takeoff tracks in and out of Barcelona.
And the tracks as we approached Valencia
After settling in at the University guest house, I took a walk to the beach.
Where we are staying
A view of some university buildings from our room
A typical street
And a fun place
The beach and a young lady standing on a man
Here was a mom and boy washing his crocs.
C. Frank Starmer