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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

ABC Wednesday

This week ABC Wednesdays' letter is K



K is for kicking

in the

water!

We had a very restful holiday last year but the flight was dreadful. Tall Girl had flown before but was too small at the time to remember, and Small Sprog had only travelled on the ferry, so they were both excited and nervous at the same time. The flight was on time, which was fantastic but as soon as we got into the air it all went to pieces. We experienced turbulence for the whole two and a half hours, and even some of the adults were screaming at times. I was cross more than anything. There had been no word from the captain and halfway into the flight I was convinced he was drunk and I was mentally composing an angry complaint! (in between placating Tall Girl and keeping her busy to take her mind off it). By the time we came into land I was furious with the airline for traumatizing my children. The landing was scary, we seemed to drop out of the air at times, mostly as we were banking round at an alarming angle! I stomped off the plane tutting and not thanking the air hostesses (they had been totally uncommunicative too). However as I came to the open door the wind nearly swept me off my feet. It was all I could do to stay upright on my decent. By the time I was at the bottom I had nothing but admiration for the captain!! Clearly he had done his best just to stay in the air.



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17 comments:

Paulie said...

Great action photo for K! Welcome aboard. Glad the trip didn't traumatize all of you and that captain was very resourceful too.

starnitesky said...

What an awful flight, I am not fond of flying so would not like to experience this.

Glad you have joined ABC Wednesday, it's great fun. Lovely photo for K.

John said...

Great photo for K!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Nice and fun photo. Looks like she had a great time:)

DeeMom said...

Super "K" and Welcome to the fun of ABC Wednesday

mrsnesbitt said...

Phew! Flights? Hell or what!
Welcome to ABC Wednesday!

Katney said...

Our kids always wanted to "wade their feet." Once we turned around and they were in the lake up to their waists.

Diana said...

that looks like fun!

Helena said...

Great, joyful photo!

Rose said...

I flew to Arizona in January; had a wonderfully smooth flight. A week or two later I found out that airline was under federal investigation for not keeping their planes properly maintained. That's pretty scary, too.
Great photo!

Andrea said...

Oh, I wish I was kicking in the water at the beach. Great shot.

Casdok said...

I just love kicking water! Great photo!

Blue said...

Liked the photo but read the story with particular interest as I have a close friend who is pilot!

Liz said...

Great photo!

What a scary flight! I wish you hadn't told me about that. Daughter is just booking tickets for us to go to Canada in September and she is trying to decide where is the best place to be sitting if the plane crashes. I am more concerned with how on earth the plane can stay up in the air for such a long flight.

Maggie May said...

I have to brace myself for flying. Your description of last year's holiday flight sounded awful. Must have been very bad conditions. Funny how the crew didn't say anything though.
Loved the photo of kicking water, looks fun!

Kim said...

Taking off and landing are the scariest parts for me. Welcome to ABC Wednesday, great post.

this is my patch said...

I am always amazed how they keep those things in the air too, although I do think it wouldn't have taken much just for someone to say a few words to explain what was happening, and for all passengers not to panic! x