Monthly Archives: December 2013

Ryan ST-A

Our Schellville expedition brought me into contact with a type I have never seen before.  The Ryan ST-A is not a plane I was familiar with and, when one taxied out for departure, I was quite curious as to what … Continue reading

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Moon

It only seems appropriate that I should follow a sun posting with one about the moon.  Having lived for the last ten years in a place that faced east, I was used to seeing the moon appear and then progress … Continue reading

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Sunset

Sitting on the deck of our room in Albion provided a beautiful view across the Pacific as the sun was setting.  As is usual with sunsets, you never knew exactly what you were going to get.  One night it all … Continue reading

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Surfers

The bay in Santa Cruz was not only filled with wildlife.  It also had a fair number of surfers.  Since I was looking at a calm surface of water, I was not entirely sure what they were hoping for.  Then, … Continue reading

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Stearman Central

Schellville also seemed to have quite a few Stearmans around on the day I was there.  I think they were generally doing rides for people.  A nice day for some open cockpit flying so I hope the passengers enjoyed themselves.  … Continue reading

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Mendocino

A weekend away after a bunch of home moving activities seemed like a great idea.  We had an invitation away for the Thanksgiving weekend which we would have liked to have taken but the travel involved meant it was not … Continue reading

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Cormorants

There have been a few cormorant posts of late on the blog so, if those were not your thing, look away now.  Santa Cruz may have had a large colony of pelicans as described here but it also was not … Continue reading

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Flying in the Champ

While I was with Eric, he suggested we do a little flying in his Champ.  I haven’t flown a Champ before and Eric let me get some stick time.  Most of the aircraft I have flown over the years have … Continue reading

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Pleasanton

Just a quick shot of our new location.  We don’t actually live in Pleasanton but in Dublin.  They are right next to each other and you would be hard pressed to notice the dividing line if it wasn’t an interstate … Continue reading

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Pelicans

The California coast provides a lot of different options for places to go to and things to see.  We decided to take a day trip along the coast south of the Bay Area and started out in Santa Cruz.  A … Continue reading

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