Tuesday, June 10, 2008

reflections on flying



On one of his visits to PE, our son chartered a Cessna 172 and took us for a flip down the coast to go whale watching. We didn't see any whales, but it was still really beautiful up there. I love this shot of the sea reflected under the plane's wing.
We also got some interesting angles on the lighthouse at Cape Recife, which was obviously a delight for my little inner child who still squeals with excitement when spotting cool stuff like that! (If you want to see more of the lighthouse, I have been featuring it in a series of posts on Port Elizabeth Daily Photo.) And best of all, it is only the second time I have been up in a light aircraft that I didn't disgrace myself by puking my heart out. (Although I must confess we didn't land a minute too soon.....) Motion sickness is a dreadful pain for someone who is a travel/speed freak who adores flying and aerial photography!

8 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Such a beautiful photo and the colors are stunning! Such a brave act to go up! I still get car sick! Yes, air travel is not my best friend and sedatives are!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat

Jenty said...

I adore the reflections in teh first shot!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Like both pictures but the reflection is awesome... as for flying.. I tried ity twice and that was more then enough for me.

Katney said...

Beautiful reflections, Suzy. It's been a very long time since I was in a small plane--I've almost even forgotten what it's like to fly in a large one. I think I have a window seat when we fly home from helping son to move to California in a couple of weeks. I hope it's clear.

Alan said...

That is a great shot under the wing.

Ackworth Born said...

so used to reflections IN/ON water it is great to see one OF the sea - marvellous.

Dina said...

Exciting and beautiful pictures.
Good for you for going up.
My daughter took me up in California just after getting her license. My job was to look out the windows and report any other air traffic so we wouldn't hit them. Oi!

Neva said...

The first shot is awesome! I feel your pain on motion sickness...it gets me as well.....not sure I would have made it in the little plane! good photos though.