Sunday, 16 February 2014

In which Qantas should provide bibs.

I can't say I remember my parents aeroplaning food into my mouth, though I have seen the state of many a child who has suffered at the hand of this failed process. Today, however, the concept was redefined; I can categorically state that eating on a Qantas Boeing 717 while bouncing through turbulence renders the same result — the only difference being I was throwing food at my own face rather than my parents having the honour. Needless to say a bib would have been handy.

A pin and two dots on a map.
Pin: Adelaide  | Blue dot: Cairns airport | Red dot: Nhulunbuy

Connect the dots in order and you will see the path I travelled to reach my final destination. And where exactly is that? The Top End of the Northern Territory in Arnhem Land, to be precise, home to Yolngu people.

It was no small task in getting here, either. Ten hours of airport hopping and meandering, thankfully, and happily, sprinkled with my favourite twitter gals whose gallant efforts definitely reduced the impact of the six-hour layover in Cairns and thus, successfully diverted my attention from just how sore my backside really was.
Sitting down all day really is torture.


  1. Glad you made it with backside intact, food shower notwithstanding! And hurrah for your first blog post :) Looking forward to many more.

  2. Congratulations on your first post :) I enjoyed reading it. Sorry to hear about the turbulences and that you would have needed a bib :D

  3. Greetings from the Great White North. :-) Your blog rocket has now launched!

  4. Success! Looking forward to hearing of your adventures in more than 140 characters!

  5. Hello there, you, at the top of Down Under, from way up here in the Pacific Northwest of America. What a great big wonderful small world we live in. Happy travels to you and your blog. Love the Words Between Spaces logo btw. Looking forward to pictures. I do like maps though. Fun to see where you are and where you've been.

  6. Thank you, ladies. Now to see if I can keep up with it...