John & Anne Wiley

2012/06/08

Fly Envy

As a kid, I had fly envy. Watching them whiz around and even land upside down on the ceiling made me want to do that. Now my fly envy arises when we haven’t flown for a week or more and I hear a distant plane. Well, just now it nudged me to share some flying pix. I chose the place nearby with a scary name (in Spanish), Diablo nuke plant, because Edhat ran one of my pix from that flight today. That’s it in the distance in the first shot of course, but check out how beautiful that whole area is.

9281 Diablo Area

9281 Diablo Area

That big offshore rock at the right is the subject of the next pic, and if you click to see the larger version you can make out lots of seals and some birds hanging out there.

9289 Seal Rock

9289 Seal Rock

Locals will know I was approaching Diablo flying along the coast toward Avila and home to Santa Barbara. That route offshore gives a nice safe view of the nuke plant, and the reassuring sight of the gravity-feed core cooling water reservoir above the plant. It’s sure situated in a beautiful area. I sighed deeply just now remembering that flight. My fly envy is temporarily eased. 🙂

9292 Diablo Hills

9292 Diablo Hills

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