Route: O63 ~ L52 ~ O63 198 nautical miles
|Oceano front gate|
|Tulare and Kings County Agriculture|
|AVE ~ Avenal Omni Station|
|Getting ready to land at Oceano, California|
|Beach at Oceano, California|
Katie enjoyed the walk to the beach, only about a quarter of a mile, however we weren't dressed for the cool breeze off the the Pacific. We found more sand dollars in a hundred yards of beach than we have in the last 20 years! A quick rest on the sand and then we noticed that the waves of fog coming in had changed to a overall overcast with departing planes veering to the north on take off and coming over the beach heading for the blue sky showing to the North. We started back and stopped at the "Beach Burger", a location that used to house a very nice Italian Restaurant. I guess Burgers sell to a wider selection of visitors. Anyway the Sweet Potatoe Fries and Cheese Classic were Yummy! Walking back to the airport took little time as the beach is easily walked in 10-15 minutes! We had a good conversation with the banner towing pilot which we had talked to the last time at Oceano, and who I had met when he towed banners in Tulare at the World Ag Expo 2012 this February. By the time we had checked out his J-3 65hp Cub, T-6 Texan, and 1943 Stearman the fog had cleared off to a steady blue sky which we took advantage of and headed home to Tulare.
|Seems like the Pacific is colder than the Atlantic?|
|Flying East to Tulare over Oceano, California|
|Coming home to Oscar 63|
When I started the trip East on June 6th, I had 495.1 hours, when I landed this afternoon June 30th, I had 561.5 hours. I'm gonna have a beer and relax for awhile!