|Big clouds ahead, at Grand Falls|
The clouds are our reason for staying here tonight. They are too big to penetrate, therefore we aren't where we had planned to be. We have had a dramatic day, but according to Chris we were perfectly safe at all times.
|1st leg, Yarmouth to St. John, over the water in a straight line.|
The wriggly snakelike line on the left is the edge of Maine, USA.
|This is the flight-tracker picture of our afternoon flight|
"1hr 44mins, diverted", but as this shows, we went straight
through the large cloud to the left of our starting point!
|Local fog over Yarmouth|
|Yarmouth at low tide|
whales too, if we hadn't been at 7000ft above sea level ... literally. We told ATC at Moncton that we could now see the airport ahead and so we could do a visual approach to the circuit, none too soon, because this necessitated a fairly steep (1000ft per minute) descent during which our ears popped. In my experience, ears are pretty reliable altimeters.
|Into the towering cumuli|
|Heavy showers over the New Brunswick-Maine border|
|On the ground at Grand Falls|
|The Grand Falls|
I have been editing this outside our room in bare feet at the end of a glorious sunset that is reflected in the motel's duck pond. Someone has blocked my view of the duckpond by parking his boat on a trailer opposite our room. An extremely long freight train is rattling past along the railway behind the bushes to my right. On my left at the end of the row of rooms, a man is singing and playing the guitar to his friends. A crescent moon has replaced the storm clouds. Time to sleep soon.