My overnight in the U.S. was a quick one. Some work on the computer, a nice dinner and then a short 12-hour nap. Boy, did I need that.
But now we’re back in Japan again. The flight was fairly routine and 11:38 gate to gate, just 21 minutes longer than the westbound crossing thanks to light winds on our route. Most of the flight time was spent looking down on a solid cloud deck, but every once in a while Mountains would poke up through the clouds or we would get a good view of the terrain below us.
Our route took us directly over Anchorage and, miraculously, the clouds allowed a few good shots of the city, though a little haze washed out the colors. We were cruising at FL350 by that time.