Sometimes when I’ve come to Darwin the plane has been almost empty. In 2010, for example, I travelled via Cairns, which involved a six-hour stop-over. Thirteen hours after leaving Sydney, I finally arrived. On the connection between Cairns and Darwin there were, maybe, a dozen people only on the plane. On yesterday’s trip, however, the plane was well and truly packed. There were no spare seats. Well, not in economy.
Unlike most times on a plane (where I choose the aisle in preference), this time I chose the window seat.… Read the rest “Sydney to Darwin”