I am as surprised as you are that today’s post does not feature video from my trip last weekend to the Great Barrier Reef and the magnificent Coral Sea …
Today my amazing friend Carrie kindly drove me to the Peter Mac Cancer Centre for my 7th session of palliative treatment. Although she had led me to believe that we might possibly be going for a picnic lunch afterwards, instead she drove me to the nearest airport for my first ever helicopter flight!
Everything about this half hour experience was utterly incredible! It was like floating in a bubble over the most beautiful city in the world.
In the distance I could see the waters of the Mornington Peninsula where I dive most weekends, kissing the shoreline.
Just like diving, flying high above the city at over 300kms per hour gives you an entirely different perspective of the world and your place in it.
One cannot help but be awed by the beauty of a bird’s eye view which is so much more intimately connected to the landscape than the quick glimpse seen through a plane window on take-off or landing.
Today I made an outrageous statement. ‘Flying in a helicopter’, I declared, ‘Is as amazing as scuba diving.’ The heart within me bubbled with familiar awe and wonder, and I meant what I said with every fibre of my being.
On the way to the airport, Carrie and I discussed the respective appeals of both scuba diving and sky diving. While I’m not sure that I’m quite ready yet to jump out of a plane (or a helicopter!), today’s flight somehow took me into the same blissful state I enter every time I sink beneath the surface of the sea.
My most heartfelt thanks to Carrie for helping me tick yet another extraordinary adventure off my Bucket List, and to our young pilot Nathan for making this sky-high expedition so incredibly memorable.
Love and bubbles that float over skyscrapers,
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