|Photo courtesy of the Woodys web page|
There was fog at Ocean city when I got up this morning and it didn't really start to clear out until 9am. The METAR was reporting as follows.
METAR KOXB 221353Z AUTO 19004KT 10SM CLR 07/04 A3015
SPECI KOXB 221312Z AUTO 00000KT 3SM BR FEW002 05/04 A3014
SPECI KOXB 221310Z AUTO 00000KT 1 1/2SM BR FEW002 05/04 A3014
SPECI KOXB 221258Z AUTO 14003KT 3/4SM BR VV002 03/02 A3013
|Just south of KILG, great view SE down the Delaware Bay|
|Snow in New Castle County|
After intercepting the localizer I made a nice landing, despite having to dodge three ugly buzzards on short final. We decided to have ops fill the fuel to the slots so we would be ready to bug out with forty gallons on board when we returned to the plane. I checked us in at the office to fill out the fuel card then headed out to the car.
Mary commented how clean the car and convertible top looked since we keep her covered. That compliment was wasted once I turned the key and just got a few clicks. Thankfully I carry jumper cables in all of our vehicles, now I need a doner car for some juice. Don from eXpress rental offered his help and gave us a jump.
|Ocean Hgwy, headed north|
Time always seems to fly by when you're having fun. Mary and I wanted to be in the air by 3:30 and we still wanted to drive through ocean pines to look at homes for sale. We said our goodbyes and pointed our little Cabrio south. We passed our favorite 64th street market, dreaming of summer and followed with our familiar run across the route 90 bridge. No traffic in the off season makes for a quick ride to racetrack road and the ocean pines community.
|Ocean City off the wing|
After sumping the tanks and doing a walk around we got 08Romeo started. Winds favored runway two-zero and we were soon climbing out for home. I decided on a cruise home at four thousand five and road along enjoying the unlimited visibility. We watched a heavy climb out of Dover AFB and listened to his amended clearance to the Norfolk area eliminating the hop across the bay to Sea Isle, NJ.
|Cape May NJ (top center) and Cape Henlopen (off the wing tip)|