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. Alaska mountains near Yakutat.Glacier Fed Lake near Yakutat, AlaskaMost 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.