Thought for the day….”One fails forward toward success”
“Life Always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow”.
Off to the Himalayas and to Nepal for the photo today. As usual, the porters were carrying extremely heavy loads, this time including the kitchen table. Unusually though, these porters had good footwear, instead of the more common flip-flops or sandals. Climbing up with such loads is even more difficult due to the thinner air and often harsh conditions. The photo is from a scanned 35mm negative.
and another photo from the collection….Oslo city centre, which in parts is dirty, run down and full of beggars and drug-addicts. Far from the image of Scandinavia that many people have.
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Thought for the day..” On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key”.
” Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If they are not there the first time, chances are you will not be needing them again”.
With all the publicity at the moment for the 787 and the Paris Air show, there are some interesting facts about the world’s longest flights. On 9th November 2005, a Boeing 777 -200LR flew from Hong Kong to London eastwards, covering 21 602km in 22 hours 22 minutes. The aircraft carried 8 pilots for this flight. But the overall record flight is surprisingly still held by a propellor driven aircraft, the Lockheed Starliner. The TWA flight from London to San Fransisco via the Polar route on 1 October 1957 flew for 23 hours 19 minutes non-stop. Between 1943 and 1945, Qantas operated a Catalina flying boat between Western Australia and Sri Lanka, with a flight time of between 28 hours and 33 hours, called the Double Sunrise service. Until November this year, the Singapore Airlines flight from Newark to Singapore (15 345 km) holds the current record for the longest flight, with a flight time of 18 hours 45 minutes.
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