I flew back to England today. The day started off badly - thick fog. However it had largely gone by mid-day so I imagined the flight would be all right. Well, it would have been if it hadn't been for what the pilot called carbon footprint protesters in Manchester. It must have caused some sort of knock-on effect because I wasn't flying to Manchester, nor was the plane coming from there.
There was a considerable amount of cloud which limited my aerial sight-seeing. I get huge pleasure from spotting places from the air and there is usually plenty of scope because the flight from France never seems to take the same route twice. Sometimes we turn left straight away then follow the coast. Other times we seem to head for Paris, or at least the Seine and follow that to the coast. And there are all sorts of in between variations.
Almost always the pilot points out something of interest. Today, as is often the case, it was the Channel Islands. I didn't see them again today.
When we flew to and from Amsterdam, the view was fantastic. I'm afraid I kept up a running commentary to my husband - well, Dutch fields look different from British and French ones, they do!