Flying to Cape May, NJ (KWWD)

Took the Diamond DA-40 for a nice fly a few days ago. The weather was absolutely perfect: Clear skies, low humidity, moderate temperatures. No reason to stay on the ground. I took the long way, flying down through northern Delaware then turning across the upper reaches of the bay, following the western coast of New Jersey then to Cape May Airport. A pair of World War II bombers were parked there. Here’s a look:

World War II bombers at Cape May Airport.

World War II bombers at Cape May Airport.

After taking off from Cape May, I did a few circuits around the lighthouse, enjoying the clear view below:

Cape May, NJ from about 2,500 feet.

Cape May, NJ from about 2,500 feet.

Then it was time to head north. Through that smooth air the flight went perfectly, including this view of the Delaware looking toward Philadelphia:

Looking inbound at the Delaware River near Salem, NJ.

Looking inbound at the Delaware River near Salem, NJ.

It was a great flight, a good time to practice my skills and enjoy the privilege of being above it all. Always do your checklist!

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Eataly food truck, Aruba, DWI

Eataly food truck serves some of your Italian favorites. They’re located at the “Texaco Traffic Circle” in the parking lot of the Eagle Bowling Alley/Hipz fitness club. Plenty of parking there. They open around 8:00 PM, but best to go a little later after they have things set up and ready.

Eataly Food Truck, Aruba, DWI.

Eataly Food Truck, Aruba, DWI.

Here’s a look at the menu so you get an idea of what they have and the prices:

Menu at Eataly Food Truck, Aruba.

Menu at Eataly Food Truck, Aruba.

And here’s the other side for more:

Other side of the menu at Eataly Food Truck, Aruba.

Other side of the menu at Eataly Food Truck, Aruba.

I enjoyed the pork sandwich which was very tasty but needed a bit more meat inside to make it a better value and hearty sandwich. Here’s a look at the main ingredient:

Pork at Eataly Food Truck, Aruba.

Pork at Eataly Food Truck, Aruba.

There is a connection between this truck and Gianni’s Restaurant near the hotel area. At any rate, if you’re in the mood for an evening snack or meal, this may be the place for you. Enjoy!

Inbound tanker… (Aruba)

While out making some video, I spotted this inbound tanker off the coast of Savaneta, Aruba.

Tanker off the coast of Savaneta, Aruba, DWI.

Tanker off the coast of Savaneta, Aruba, DWI.

There’s actually quite a bit of ship traffic in the seas around Aruba. In the evening, you can look out and see the ship lights out there. And during the day, if you go atop the Casi Bari rocks, you can see them as well. I’m sure the crews would like to take a break on the island.

Published in: on August 13, 2014 at 9:59 am  Leave a Comment  
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GoCar Tours, Barcelona

While ambling about Barcelona, Spain, I spotted these interesting three-wheeled vehicles:

GoCar vehicle in Barcelona, Spain.

GoCar vehicle in Barcelona, Spain.

Basically, you can rent these cars and they’ll take you on a GPS guided “talking tour” providing you with interesting tidbits along the way.

Detail of the GoCar in Barcelona, Spain.

Detail of the GoCar in Barcelona, Spain.

In the photo above, you see the GPS screen as well as the gauges on the console.

Another view of the GoCar in Barcelona, Spain.

Another view of the GoCar in Barcelona, Spain.

Might be a fun way to do your own tour of a major city. This company does have cars in other cities, which may be an option for your travel plans.

Published in: on August 9, 2014 at 3:08 pm  Leave a Comment  
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