Thursday, July 5, 2007

Polar Express

P1000433, originally uploaded by yellojkt.

The most direct route between Washington DC and Beijing is a great circle route that goes directly over Canada, the Artic Ocean and Siberia. The flight progress map they would show on the video screen every know and then kept having names like Irkutsk that I had only ever seen on a Risk Board.

This picture is a view of the arctic ice very close to the North Pole. Because it was summer the sun stayed bright the entire trip but the scenery was some of the most desolate I have ever seen out of a plane window.

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