Saturday, 16 June 2012

Plane View

Well, here I am looking horribly pleased with myself.  There are 258 photos but very few with me in, you'll be reassured to know and yes, I am due a haircut and had to postpone it from last week until next Friday.
Same scene, same evening, sunset.  I'm not sure if those are the same people.

The next evening, we went to Mouse Island to watch the planes land.  Not that this gives the flavour of the occasion.  It's brilliant, not to be missed.  It's just beyond the airport.

First, we went for a drink at the nice little bar you can see in the background in the first photo.  Then we walked along the causeway, moving aside every so often to avoid the motorbikes being driven at speed and with remarkable confidence considering the ruts in the concrete and the narrowness of the path.  Then we waited.

You feel as though you can reach up and touch the plane as it flies directly over you, it's marvellous.  Then you see the cloud of dust as it touches down on the runway.

It's also good to watch them getting ready for take-off.


Roses said...

What wonderful pictures.

I love watching planes take off, not too surprising considering my background really. But it's good to know I'm not the only one who enjoys these things.

The scenery is fantastic and you look relaxed and very well indeed.

Again, welcome home my darling. xx

Paff Rine said...

Beautiful photos Z. It felt really relaxing looking at the sea ones. I'm so pleased you had such a good break :)

Tim said...

Lovely pics. So, were you thinking 'oh, I wish I was on that plane?' I'm guessing not. They look better from the outside.

Z said...

I had only just arrived, I wasn't wanting to be on the plane! Having said that, I love plane journeys, especially take-off. So exciting.

Blue Witch said...

I first visited the Greek islands in 1982 - Paxos, a neighbour of Corfu, actually. From these pictures - nothing's changed! Beautiful.

Z said...

I was surprised not to find it more built up - it was really beautiful.

Pat said...

Belated Birthday wishes and Father's Day to himself.

Liz said...

What gorgeous, crystal clear photographs. I feel like I could just step into them.

I quite fancy a swim in that blue sea.

luckyzmom said...

Stunning photos.