Friday 13th – Port Dover

Yesterday was Friday the 13th.  What’s the big deal, you say?  Well, it’s the gathering of all the bikers in Port Dover.  The last time I flew over, the weather was a little yuck-o so it wasn’t the best turn out.  I flew along Hwy 6 and passed dozens of bikers heading into town.  Once I got there, I called over the general frequency and let other planes know I was entering the area.  Another plane radioed back and said he was over the town at 2000 feet.  I called him back and advised him there was a 3000 foot restriction within a five mile radius of the town.  He called and said he was unaware and quickly climbed to 3000 feet.  I hope I didn’t get him in trouble, because I know London often monitors that frequency.  Anyway, here are a couple shots of the event:

 

The weather was perfect – not a cloud in the sky, so the pics turned out pretty decent.  After a few circuits around the town, I headed back to St. Catharines.  It only took about 30 minutes to get back.  Most of the time heading back, I was thinking “Should I go back to work?  It will only be for two hours, but I really should go back.”  I finally told myself to get a life and enjoy the couple measly hours off.  Geesh!  Every year I tell myself that I’m going to stop hoarding vacation leave, and I’m typically not successful.  We’ll see how this year turns out.

Almost back in town, I flew over the new St. Catharines hospital.  I think this is the fifth aerial pic I posted on my blog of the hospital since construction started a couple years ago.  It looks great:

We’ll just assume that my picture is crooked, not the hospital itself.  If it is the hospital, hopefully they have a vertigo ward….

I plan on staying home today, just working on things around the apartment and making some flight plans for my flight (hopefully, depending on the weather!) out to Ottawa next week.  This will be the furthest I’ve flown by myself, but I’m quite sure I can handle it.  Sure beats the nine hour train ride!

Today’s symptoms:  A little more fatigued than usual, due to my busy days on Thursday and Friday.  They were worth every symptom I feel today though!  Apart from that, there really aren’t too many MS symptoms going on with me!

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