Cees-MWMCh-May23-Words-Containing letter-I



Auckland AIrport


New Zealand


GrIzzly bear

Wood CarvIng

at Anchorage




MargerIe GlacIer

GlacIer Bay










to shut down and restart
(a computer, program or person)

Thanks to the pandemic we along with

the rest of the world missed our

reboot in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

In 2023 we are going to make up for

those losses, however.   







O.R. Tambo Airport


South Africa

Geelong – Melbourne commuter train

arriving at North Geelong Station

The FX Holden was the first car designed and built in Australia.

The 1948 FX was similar in design to this 1956 FJ.

The FJ Holden was first built from 1954 to 1956.


The VF Holden Commodore

The last model Holden made

in Australia (2013-14)


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Planes-Trains-Motor-Vehicles

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Anne:..Planes-Trains-Motor-Vehicles

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Planes-Trains-Motor-Vehicles

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:..Planes-Trains-Motor-Vehicles

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Planes-Trains-Motor-Vehicles

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Sofia:…Planes-Trains-Motor-Vehicles







a large area of flat land with few trees.
(of a bird or an airborne object) soar
without moving the wings; glide.


I think Botswana’s

Kalahari Desert…

…fits the

…large area of flat land with few trees…

definition of plains


Planes from all over at Johannesburg’s

O.R. Tambo Airport

South Africa


A sea, or float, plane

Muddy River

British Columbia



Brtish Airways leaving Heathrow Airport


Jet Fighter deploys anti-missile countermeasures

at the Australian International Airshow.

Also known as the

Avalon or Geelong Airshow.



One Word Sunday Challenge:...Plane-Plain










In 1976 my first leg of my big trip overseas saw my

British Airways flight land in Hong Kong.   

Off we tumbled, after nine hours of flying,

into the Hong Kong Airport duty-free department store

where my eye was taken by a

delicate coral-like carving housed in glass.

British Airways departing Heathrow.

The girl behind the counter became excited when

I showed some interest in making a purchase. 

My interest was taken as a sale, by her. 

As I pondered whether or not to purchase,

said souvenir was being wrapped up. 

‘No’ appeared to be lost in translation, so to speak. 

All I could see was my souvenir becoming a broken mess

after three or four months of travel. 

As I began to walk away the sales girl was having a meltdown

and all I could think of was the heavily armed guards/soldiers

protecting the terminal.   

This could not have been her first meltdown

because I am still here to tell the story.


South Africa’s O. R. Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

Leaving Hong Kong our next leg was south,

keeping well away from Vietnamese air-space,

across the Bay of Bengal to New Delhi, where,

from memory, I did not irritate any of the duty-free employees. 

However, I also made sure that I did not show any real interest

in their wares either, which may have helped.

 Time came to board for the third leg of my flight to London. 

As I made my way through security checkpoints to board,

my way was blocked by a seven-foot-tall (to the top of his turban), uniformed Indian.

He and his right armed block me from continuing to the plane

while his left arm was clearly directing me to a cubicle

a few paces off the preferred track. 

Once inside the cubicle, with non-verbal communication,

I was directed to raise my arms prior to a frisk search. 

In my left pocket was a small metal container

in which I was carrying some medication I was/am required to take. 

As the frisk progressed and reached that area of my body,

the container was given a firm, but gentle squeeze,

and I was then allowed to board. 

There was not one utterance of verbal communication between us. 

South Africa’s O. R. Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

Upon arriving in Rome I was delighted to know that there

would be no way I could upset any Italian duty-free employees. 


We were not allowed to disembark and spent 90 minutes

sitting in our respective seats while refuelling took place, 

after which we were London bound. 

Our final leg had arrived.




   Amanda                                Sandi