Flew for the first time in aaaaaages this morning! From Wellington to Auckland for the Elim National Conference. It was amazing! All my tiredness from not having any sleep last night was forgotten. New Zealand is special. We are the first in the world to see each day. So to fly out of Wellington Airport so early in the morning and watch the sun rise from my window seat on the east side was really special!
At first it was like a red traffic light rising over a sea of mauve candy floss. It didn’t even feel like the plane was that far up. If I didn’t know better I would believe we could land on that runway of cloud as far as I could see! Then as the sun got higher the clouds turned whiter and it almost looked like a massive sheet of snow. I have no doubts as to why New Zealand is called “Land of the Long White Cloud”!
It was cool to see familiar landmarks pointing through the clouds, from Mt. Ruapehu to what I could only assume were the Huntly coal chimneys. It was surreal descending and seeing cars driving down on the roads looking like toys!!!
I’m expecting to be on a few planes in the next twelve months, but I’m not sure how many of those flights will be as gorgeous as this one was. I just couldn’t stop looking out the window! Flying between layers of clouds was really weird and cool. I’ve definitely decided I love flying! It’s just such a ridiculously surreal experience being in the air! So unnatural but yet so good.