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. 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…

  2. Scary but fun! Nice photos. Nothing but beautiful land for miles, just the way I like it!

  3. 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.

  4. 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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