My life has been a little hectic lately - a lot of business travel with very little time to catch my breath. One fortunate side of this hectic lifestyle is I have been to CA a lot and after work I have been able to find some of my favorite beers. My friend Peter was lucky enough to be the recipient this morning of one of the best beers in the world - Pliny the Elder.
So to take a step back, I just got back from San Francisco late last night and today I'm off to Nantucket, Mass for the Labor day weekend. As I am sure I have mentioned before, the beer selection on Nantucket is deplorable at best, and they charge a premium for this. I elected to bring my own case of delicious Rye IPA. The RV makes for a great beer carrying machine!
From the ground, today looked outstanding - VFR throughout the area, and blue skies overhead. Immediately upon takeoff, a different picture was painted - it was extremely MVFR.
At least the wind was reasonably low. That is about the highlight for the trip.
I battled being above and below the layer of clouds until I got to be NW of New York, where I was forced to go below. This is not the sort of New England soup I prefer.
Luckily as soon as I crossed into Connecticut, the skies broke and it was much nicer flying.
Long Island Sound to the south.
I think this is Norwich, CT
Martha's current weather was for MVFR, but it looked very VFR to me.
Nantucket however was looking quote MVFR. I decided to see if I could make it there, knowing it seemed clear around it.
While KACK was calling for 1,200' ceilings, it seemed a little lower to me than that. However, look at how amazing the water looked. Truly incredible.
Safe on the ground, the adventures of Nantucket began. One of them to Alter Rock had us down a sandy road by the ACK VOR.
The weather in Nantucket was fabulous for the weekend. Low winds, no clouds. Just phenomenal.
All great vacations must come to an end...and I was looking forward to the flight home! The line was full of much bigger airplanes.
Takeoff was a non event, except for me forgetting to pull the flaps all the way up.....
Oh yeah, my girlfriends family finally trusted me enough for me to fly her back home. I don't know if it was my skill of making it up there, fixing her fathers outboard, or figuring out that the battery polarity was backwards on their families power boat :)
The trip home wasn't all that much better than the trip to Nantucket.
The rest of the way home was battling the haze of the sun in front of us. Great trip up there and back. Love the RV!!!!
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