I was struck down by a virus on Thursday, but time and aircraft wait for no-one, so this morning the family and I flew to Sydney. It’s the first leg of the long trip to New York and mostly went smoothly. There was confusion over seating, but this happens, and Sophie interrupted my movie a lot, but everyone seems to have had a good time so far. I think we’ll likely eat here in the hotel tonight, then be on our way again after a fairly simple stopover. I’ll consider it a win if I can leave this virus behind. It is odd to be here and not see any of my Sydney pals, but I suspect I shall see most of them in San Diego. Onwards!