John & Anne Wiley

2013/06/13

Blown

Flying out of New Orleans, one of the first things we noticed was the aftermath of hurricanes in general and Katrina in particular. Lots of missing homes.

0600 Missing Neighbors

0600 Missing Neighbors

Many of the driveways lead to empty foundations, some to new homes, and a few still to apparently damaged and abandoned buildings. The same sort of destruction was scattered all along the Gulf, including this large waterfront hotel complex near Biloxi.

0619 Checked Out

0619 Checked Out

The barrier islands show every sign of changing at the whim of wind and wave. In this pic you might also make out the tiny wake and canopy of a kite surfer near the lower middle.

0653 Wind, Wave, Sand

0653 Wind, Wave, Sand

We were blown too, while idling along at 115mph and clocking up to 190mph (getting 25mpg fuel economy) with our tailwind. That put us at about the same speed over the ground as this jet going the other direction into an airport to land.

0662 Slow Jet

0662 Slow Jet

Getting to St. Augustine ahead of schedule, we had time to wander the back streets and discover the slowed contrast of this relaxing little restaurant.

0677 St. A. Dining

0677 St. A. Dining

Even the main tourist walking strip is a quiet and calm contrast with New Orleans where we’d been in the morning.

0695 St. Augustine Walk

0695 St. Augustine Walk

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