Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound from the air


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.


Buzzards Bay with the Elizabeth Islands off to the left.


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


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


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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