Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound from the air

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While I was looking for a picture of Woods Hole for the previous blog on navigating Woods Hole, I stumbled across some old pictures I took from the air of Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, and the Islands. Rafi Safarian and I flew to the Vineyard in a Cessna that Rafi rented for the day. Rafi’s a pilot (among his many other interests and talents). This trip was at least ten years ago and I had long forgotten about these pictures. Thought I’d post a few.

The picture above is of Buzzards Bay with Mattapoisett Harbor in the center and West Island off to the left in the distance.

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Buzzards Bay with the Elizabeth Islands off to the left.

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Approaching Falmouth and Woods Hole. Vineyard Sound and Marthas Vineyard in the backgound.

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The passage of Woods Hole and the Elizabeth Islands stretching out to the horizon.

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A great picture of Woods Hole Harbor, the passage, and Hadley’s Harbor.

On another note, as an example that it really is a small world. I mentioned above that Rafi rented this plane for the day. Like he did every time he went out flying. Well, a few years later I found out that this very plane we flew on that day, a Cessna 172R, was owned by my colleagues at Sun Microsystems; Rick and Marge Shinkle. They’re avid pilots and owned their own planes that they rented out to other pilots to help out with their ownership costs. Like I said, it’s a small world.

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