The screen in front of me shows that we are currently somewhere over that little gap of ocean between Alaska and Russia.
Distance to destination: 3578 miles
Altitude: 38044 feet
Ground speed: 565 mph
I generally sleep very little when flying, and am currently admiring Evan next to me, who has managed to sleep through both dinner and breakfast. I don’t know how my parents did it: traveling such long distances with three young children. Alistair and I exchange stories of long and sometimes arduous journeys to and from New Guinea.
We have now passed a little over half of the almost fourteen-hour flight to Seoul, South Korea. Thank God for compression socks!