METAR KOXB 211253Z AUTO 33003KT 6SM HZ OVC070 00/M03 A3034
Friday I had added the new antenna from switchbox and 08R was warmed, remotely, and ready to fly now that I had cell access. Mary stayed snug in the SUV while I got 08R ready to fly. The wind chill made for 30 degrees.
I now leave the new Concorde batteries on the maintenance cycle when not flying so I had to disconnect that and the Reiff heaters. The last chore prior to my preflight is to remove 08Romeos moving blankets across the cowl that hold the heat in the engine room.
I entered a left base for runway one and turned final a bit high but settled in for a sweet landing at Cape May. We taxied clear and shut down on the ramp in front of the terminal, securing 08Romeo and installing the cowl plugs to keep some heat in the power plant. The place was quiet and we were the only aircraft there that had a pulse. When we went inside the restaurant was busy with locals and that's always a good sign. We selected a table and ordered breakfast, Mary enjoying a coffee and me with my tea.
|looking out towards the Delaware Bay at the Cape May Canal and Ferry Terminal|
|Texas Toast with eggs in the middle (one set eaten)|
|Creamed chipped beef with cheese covered home fries|
I announced my position as we approached Ocean City and coordinated with one aircraft inbound. Winds favored three-two but I followed the aircraft ahead of me to runway two. I was on a very short final as the other aircraft cleared the runway, I was prepared to go around if need be. I landed long which made for a quick crossing of runway one four - three two and I scooted over to the taxiway and on to our hangar.
A fun morning flying with my Bride and good eats at WWD.