of six miles! I love it when the Captain on a flight comes over the
mic' with a quick update and some top-fact action!
I am writing this six miles high over Madrid but will have to send it
once back on terra firma in good old Bristol.
I have a book with me about the aftermath of two planes smashing into
the World Trade Center; not the wisest choice and a couple of glances
have been put my way.
It's been a top-smart week and all told I walked 42 miles and
experienced ascent and descent of 1000m.
Out of the window I have just seen a plane pass under us and for some
reason of height, perspective and speed this viewpoint always shows
the terrific progress of a jet that you don't appreciate from the
All in all this is a fine flight save for the slight discomfort of so
many Brits sporting a copy of the Daily Mail.
Last fact: the Captain just came on to say we will land in 14 minutes
with 'just' 170 miles to go! I know a little car called Tickles that
approaches a run along the M5 in similar fashion...
Get in, what an enjoyable and gratefully received week!