And that step would be to Boeing Field in South Seattle where we boarded our jet. The date was June 10 with a scheduled departure of 9:30 AM. We landed in Osaka Japan on June 11 at 2:30 PM but the flight was not 29 hours long - we crossed the International Date Line and jumped ahead a day.
As we approached the east coast, river sediment was dumping into the Pacific Ocean. I have sailed these waters back in 1998 and the topography seemed quite familiar to me.