Saturday, 24 August 2013
Leaving Los Angeles
A sort of combined post today, covering the return trip from L.A. to London. In the other direction we had those fancy seats with the beds and the fold down screens, more like a little room. On the way back we were by the window, so here's a few snaps as a sort of geography test.
Here's just after takeoff from L.A. That's probably Anaheim somewhere in the middle of the picture. I can't see Disneyland though.
The next one is of the edge of the San Bernadino mountains, before we head off into the desert.
I'm guessing that this is Diamond Valley Lake, just around the hills from Palm Springs. They flooded the valley to get extra water reserves for L.A and San Diego.
...and then some proper desert, around Barstow. Spot the train line too.
Or maybe this one will help. Quite a few freight cars. We're at 36,000 feet now so it's quite a long view.
This one is easy. Its the area created from the Hoover Dam. I've driven over the Hoover Dam at night; it arrives out of the desert and reminded me of an encounter with the X-Files. The dam itself is about where the slightly chunky bit is at the top of the 'larger' lake. It's surprisingly small from the air.
The next one is the edge of Arizona, looking towards the Grand Canyon area. We didn't fly over the canyon, but it's on the edge of the shot.
And then clouds below us.
And the moon from above the clouds.
Next post I'll add the London end of the flight. Dinner and breakfast in between.