Up Up and Away

Soooooooooooooooo, we’re sitting on the veranda of our Blenheim hotel after breakfast and this cool helicopter lands among the olive trees in the front yard, choppering in an arriving guest. We went out to look and HAD to ask, mmmm, can we take a ride? He said SURE, so off we went, even I, little Suzy Timid, over the grape vineyards, up into the mountains (that’s when I had to hold on for dear life!) and out over the Sound. It was spectacular beyond belief and gave us a MUCH better prospective of the lay of the land. It was still hazy over the Sound but compared to yesterday’s wind and rain, this was perfection.

I was in the back seat (praying I wouldn’t get sick) and taking photos at the same time. The circles you see on some of the photos are the two window air vents. Mr. EOS took a couple of the shots from the front seat but they too had some glare. Nonetheless, some pretty good shots!

Vineyards as far as the eye can see!

34 thoughts on “Up Up and Away

  1. helicopter rides look super fun. great pictures by the way. i wish i bought that coupon to learn how to fly one of these things. good post

  2. I went on a helicopter ride in the Hawaiin Islands and it was one of the most awesome things I’ve done in my life. To see all the waterfalls, the extinct volcano from that view was amazing! Good for you Miss Timid! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed! Your pictures are great, thanks for sharing…

  3. hey, a free ride, a good seat and some postcard-perfect shots – ain’t you lucky? 😀

    i like pics no. 7, 10 and 12. congrats on being freshy pressed!

  4. I love looking at the world from above ground level. My favorite memory of flying was comming home for Christmas in the snow and seeing the entire city beneath me like a ceramic Christmas village. It was so cute.

  5. Amazing shots!
    It’s great to participate, even tangentially, to such a moving experience. Not everyone gets to see any of the world this way.
    Super Cool.

  6. My grandfather flies a airplane, which I love riding in when I get a chance, but I have never been in a helicopter, it looks like fun!

  7. Congratulations, EOS! I am so behind in reading blogs, so am embarrassed not to have seen this earlier. Amazing photos! You are a brave one – looks like the ride was a lot of fun!

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