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MarkW 03-03-2014 04:54 PM

St. Pete
 
Saturday lunch trip from Sanford, FL. KSFB to St. Pete KSPG as a three ship.

Taxi out


Approaching the coast at about Tarpon Springs


Beautiful day to be at the beach

MarkW 03-03-2014 05:05 PM

St. Pete part 2
 
Looking South to Tampa Bay.


Nice day to be sailing on the Bay.
St. Pete pier, St. Pete Yacht Club and Harborage Marina in the background.


Great shot on short approach.
Even better on departure after lunch but we did not get the shot.


Picture credits to my wife Marsha

Vlad 03-03-2014 05:46 PM

Nice pictures Marsha
 
You give your RV good workout Mark. :)

herricane 03-03-2014 05:47 PM

I miss flying over those beaches. However we never had that much altitude. It was very rare for use to be over 500'. But that was in a HH60.

Thanks for the pics.

YellowJacket RV9 03-03-2014 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarkW (Post 859166)

Approaching the coast at about Tarpon Springs

No, that's Clearwater, and I saw you fly over, taunting me. Why won't this **** fuselage build itself??

Chris

MarkW 03-04-2014 05:38 AM

Vlad,
Thats the whole idea, right?
When we were boating I would hate to go to the marina basin and see the boats with a couple of months of bird sh-t all over them. You knew the owner wans't using the boat much.
I had a talk with our photographer about getting the required food picture on our trips. She looked at me funny but I told her it was for Vlad. Then she looked at me even funnier.

Chris,
Sorry I was typing faster than I was thinking. I know that Tarpon has no high rise condos and I am very familiar with the Clearwater Yacht Club in the picture. We used to do all the Offshore racing Regattas there.
If I had know you were watching we would have done a few motivational 360's for you.

John Courte 03-04-2014 07:51 AM

I know that area pretty well, but I've never seen it from the air. Nice pics!

SkyFlorida 03-04-2014 09:11 AM

Cheryl and I sat many times at the end of that runway in a sailboat watching planes make low approaches over the water. We both knew where we wanted to be.

MarkW 03-04-2014 11:11 AM

I guess if I am going to win the lottery soon I should start playing it.
If I had my druthers we would use the RV to fly to the sailboat located in the Bahamas on weekends. I guess as long as I am dreaming though I should retire.

Get back to riveting Michael.


Jerry Fischer 03-04-2014 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarkW (Post 859170)
Looking South to Tampa Bay.


Nice day to be sailing on the Bay.
St. Pete pier, St. Pete Yacht Club and Harborage Marina in the background.


Great shot on short approach.
Even better on departure after lunch but we did not get the shot.


Picture credits to my wife Marsha

Where I grew up!!
So where did u have lunch? The Chatterbox? or Columbia at the Pier?
If they haven't started the renovation yet:)


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