The plan for Saturday was a flight to Hatteras, NC to meet up with fellow BAC members. Looking at the wx the temps were calling for 60* and gusts 20+, not our idea of a fun beach day. I posted on the BAC forum that we were going to cancel. Instead, we decided to make the hop across the Delaware Bay and enjoy breakfast at the Cape May airport.
|RT 50 into OCMD|
I entered a left base for runway one at Cape May, KWWD. A smooth landing even though it was flat. Mary commented, "how come I don't hear that horn thing anymore", Ughhhh...because my landings are F-L-A-T, flat.
The restaurant was very busy but it was a short wait as tables started to open up. Great breakfast and service this morning.
|Lighthouse Sound Golf Course. The next group of structures north of the airport, almost center frame is the RV park we kept our Motor home at every season until we purchased our current home.|
METAR KOXB 021453Z AUTO 03011KT 10SM CLR 14/07 A3001
I listened to the AWOS at Ocean City and continued inbound. All of a sudden I started to get this tired feeling and felt like I had to force myself to concentrate...this was a first. I listened to the AWOS again and decided on runway two zero. Yes, take a look at the METAR again. I made a nice landing despite the tail wind and higher speed rolling out, I was happy to be home. We secured 08Romeo and head home.
Once we got to the house I drank down a few gatorades and then crashed, I was dead beat tired. I have no clue what caused that feeling other than maybe dehydration.
This morning Mary and I decided to catch up with the Woodbine crew for breakfast. Wow, back to back flying days for my Bride, it's been a long time since that happened. We were out the door early and in the air shortly after 9:30. KGED is just a 10-15 minute hop so we were good to go. I was eight miles out and heard Harv call in his Mooney, then Jeff called in his Mooney. I made my calls and followed Jeff into runway 04. A great landing with plenty of stall horn, I'm really trying to get back to that sight picture. My lovely Bride commented, "there's that horn thing...very nice Gary."
It was fun to see the Woodbine gang and we enjoyed a very nice breakfast together. I took on twenty gallons of fuel to bring me back to 50 gallons and because the price was $4.50 for full serve plus you get 10% off if you eat there along with the .23 a gallon tax rebate for the fuel tax. Win win win.
Mary helped tuck 08Romeo in and we headed home to see what mischief we could get into with such a beautiful wx day here at the beach.