Having made a last-minute decision to visit northern Thailand my parents kindly dropped us as Gatwick for the Saturday Emirates flight to Bangkok necessitating a change of plane in Dubai. Turkish airspace had recently found itself in the news for all the wrong reasons but we were soon passing safely through it.
QE2 bridge at the Dartford Crossing and Rainham Marshes RSPB (top left) from the air
Isle of Sheppey bridge and Elmney Marshes from the air
Margate, North Foreland and Broadstairs from the air
Sunset over the snow-capped peaks of Turkey
Dusk over a huge salt lake in Iran
Our on-time late night arrival into an illuminated Dubai courtesy of Emirates