COME FLY WITH ME: The Remarkables – Part II

Hi Everyone – Today we are off on an adventure. Our first flight in a twin engine plane!



As I wanted to bring you the ‘Complete In Flight Experience ’ I am repeating some text and photos from my previous post. Hopefully you’ll forgive me and enjoy the new additions! So please remain seated with your seatbelt firmly clasped … and ….



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Come Fly With Me!





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Destination Queenstown



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The Year was 1990 and my first plane trip! Well my second. My first was the previous day flying from Sydney to Christchurch, New Zealand. This was a small propeller plane from Christchurch to Queenstown and as you can see I wanted to be sure the propeller was still turning! he he It was!



I Shouldn’t Worry



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The Engine is Rolls Royce!!



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And What a View did I Spy!



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From my Window In The Sky



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Too High For Birdies Flying By!



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But Clouds a Parting did Reveal



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Some Mountain Peaks



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And … BLUE … Surreal



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And Inland Lakes … To my Appeal



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Upon Descent



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I saw Fields of Green



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… But it was for the Landing Gear



I was VERY Keen!



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The Wheels are DOWN – a Big Relief!



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And Queenstown Touchdown



I Grit My Teeth!



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Welcome To Queenstown



Home to ‘The Remarkables’



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Beautiful Lakes



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Fishing



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And More Fishing



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Quiet Waterfront Moments



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And Nature In Abundance



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This is Queenstown



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And this Concludes your Virtual Experience



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Thank You For Flying With Us Today







CiaoJulie45



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Thank You



To everyone who has visited or commented this week a big Thank You. Work is nuts and will be for some time, so bear with me as I try and catch up with your blogs soon. Hope this ‘mega post’ will tide you over till I can post again early next week



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This post is linked to Waterside Wednesday hosted by http://barbarajacksier.blogspot.com/ . Pop over via the link above to see more Waterside Wednesday participants


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IMAGE SOURCE: All images and text by me [being Ruby].



FOOTNOTES: No Photos have been harmed in the making of this ‘Virtual Experience’.



Photos were scanned from their original image with some minor trimming of edges. All photos were happy to undergo this relatively minor and ‘harmless’ trim and chose to retain their original ‘patina’ and ‘colour’.


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35 comments:

Someone's Mom said...

Oh my! If anything would get me in a plane it would be that view. If the pictures take my breath away, I can only imagine what it must have been like in person. Lucky you!

Sue

Tamerie Shriver said...

And what remarkable photographs! They are simply stunning, Julie!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

almost feels like i was there..... i wish ~ L

erin said...

just beautiful and poetic...funny too! "no photos have been harmed"...love that. please don't worry about getting back to me...i just love your posts! keep the virtual tours a comin! have a great weekend! erin :O)

Courtney said...

Wow, what breathtaking views! It looks as though it was a very magical experience. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Julie, these photos are just stunning, stunning!! And it just looks like Switzerland too!

un abril encantado said...

ohhhhh, ¡QUE BELLEZA! BEUTIFOUL LAKES AND MOUNTAINS..oHHHHHHHH Julie you hare magnifique...Ciao Bella Julie, Lourdes (Spain)

Anne Marie said...

Oh Julie.........if you don't sell these......I'll sell them for you............

they are the most fantastic photos I think I have seen in a long time.........

and I truly was 'taken back' by your post on flying after I had posted today (you'll know what I mean after you come to the farm today)

Anne Marie said...

and OH; I want to move there -

Luiza said...

Oh, this post makes me want to go to Queenstown. Your photos are breath taking, really.
I always wanted to go see Australia, but my husband is afraid (he wont edmit it), of all the dangerous spiders and other insects =)

You´ve just made me want too go even more. And I will make him go...sooner or later I will go, with or without him =), hopefully with him.

Have a great weekend.
Love/
Luiza

Tracey said...

Spectacular views!! I think I'd get sick if it were me though...I'm not so good with heights!

:) T

Brabourne Farm said...

Thank you for this divine flight - I think you were very brave to fly in a light plane! Queenstown is one of my favourite places - your photos have captured this gorgeous place perfectly. Leigh

Jacqueline said...

Well, Julie. I think that Queenstown is on my list of places to visit. What spectacular scenery and I am just in awe of your brilliant photograph of the landing gear..The lakes, the mountains, the clouds....all so clear and crisp and my favourite is 'from my window in the sky'. I don't know why. I love the curve of the window and just the whole composition.
Wonderful photographs from a wonderful photographer. XXXX

Laura said...

Hi Julie,
This was amazing...loved flying with you....loved your fabulous photographs, the spectacular scenery....and he he...just watched the movie Australia this weekend....so ....
I'll be right over!
:) Laura

mise said...

I love your small print at the end! And my husband keeps trying to persuade me of the joys of flying small planes but I've been resistant - your photos are a lot more compelling than his words!

PS Take it easy! Have a sitdown!

Ange said...

What I want to know is.... How on earth did you get under the plane to take a photograph of the landing paraphernalia. That's it! Not only are you Amelia Earhart but I suspect you of being James Bondette! Breathtaking. I will definitly come along for the next flight. Even be your flight attendant if you want - but that's another adventure story ;-)

simon said...

more great shots-

My daughter is in NZ at the moment and she rang me to say what a great time she is having- and she said quote " the food and produce is so much fresher here dad, Macdonalds burgers taste nicer"

I nearly fell of my chair! ahahaha!

giulia said...

You're a poet & don't know it, Julie;)...lovely images...you're also very funny & clever with your little tiny print & humorous details. I do enjoy details. Go get your work done...me, too. See you soon...virtually.

xoxo

Susan

PS: Naturally, the pix are fantastic.

Cyma said...

Oh Julie you write so well, I love your posts. These images are captivating!

have a relaxing weekend dear!

Chatelaine said...

Thank you for the gorgeous travelogue. Amazing inflight photos and Queenstown is stunning.
I would love to go there and check it out someday.

Millie said...

Ah beautiful Noo Ziland Julie! I celebrated my 18th birthday in Queenstown, as part of a back-packing adventure. Oh what a night that was! Thanks for the memories via your absolutely fabulous pics.
Millie ^_^

Bree Oliver said...

Julie,

You really need to put all you amazing images in a book.

Berta F said...

Dear Julie....BELLISIMO ¡¡¡¡¡¡ BRAVO...BRAVO....BRAVISSIMA Julie....in Italian Languaje....¡¡¡¡because you love Italia ...like me...¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡thanks you for the gorgeous fly....and CONGRATULATIONS your BLOG is nominated in www.belgianpearls.blogspot.com
for the 7 most kreativ BLOGS

Kiss Berta (toiledejouy.blogspot)

Southern Aspirations said...

again, beautiful photographs. Would love to have enlarged and framed- like a painting. thank you for sharing!!

count it all joy said...

The whole time I was reading this post, I was picturing you in an Amelia outfit complete with goggles. Bit out of place for the 90's, but still.....

Thanks for sharing this experience, it's been wonderful flying with you. Meredith xo.

Marina said...

Boy ... these are cool photos Julie!

Greece was great. A little disappointing as BA delayed us and we didn't get there till 4.30am ... stuffing up the weekend and the short time we were there!

Also really wanted to see the new Acropolis museum ... but it was closed on Monday (the day we set aside).

Besides that, the weather was magnificent (27C) all weekend.
It just means I need to visit again....

Have a great weekend!
x

Marina said...

Boy ... these are cool photos Julie!

Greece was great. A little disappointing as BA delayed us and we didn't get there till 4.30am ... stuffing up the weekend and the short time we were there!

Also really wanted to see the new Acropolis museum ... but it was closed on Monday (the day we set aside).

Besides that, the weather was magnificent (27C) all weekend.
It just means I need to visit again....

Have a great weekend!
x

Turquoise Diaries said...

Yo can repeat yourself as much as you want. These photos are great. I LOVE them..

ANETTESHUS.COM said...

WOW, Julie! What can I say! The photos are sooo beautiful!!! Love them! Are you a professional photographer?! What kind of camera do you have? I want a new camera!!

Have a nice day!

Hugs
Anette:)

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Ruby - what a incredible, scenic & fun ride. The photographs were out of this world. Makes me all excited to see the upcoming Amelia Earhart movie.Your photos just keep getting better & better. This post will last me a long time, so never fear, we will always wait for you! Happy weekend to you my friend ~ xx

Sarah Klassen said...

This images are amazing! Wow! Can I go with you? :)

Have a fabulous time {xo}

Luiza said...

Haha, of course it is.... Oh, Lord, what was I thinking. I´m not even going to start blame it on my tiredness....
It´s New Zealand, and nothing else.
How could I be so dumb...=)
Well, anyway, I want too see both...
Thanks!
Hugs/
Luiza

Julie@beingRUBY said...

OH Dear Luiza
I think we are all tired this week and I forgot to say it was New Zealand.. i've fixed that now

I must say... I am always impressed by all you wonderful bloggers who are multi-lingual... so clever.. We Australian tend to know English and that's about it..

x

Styling by Coty Farquhar said...

Julie,

I think the tourist office of NZ and Queenstown need to see your post and add it to their overall campaign over there.

Your images are simply beautiful!!

xxx Coty

Blue Muse said...

Such dreamy photos! I want to come to Queensland and fly in planes! I loved, loved, loved this post and so glad that no photos were harmed in this post. haha. You are too cute.
xo Isa