Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mosquito in the country

A legendary WWII Mosquito fighter-bomber took flight over Ardmore a couple of weeks ago, and we were among the crowd of thousands watching the maiden flight.

The sound of the twin Merlin V12 engines is really quite astounding as the pilot flew it low past the crowd a number of times for our pleasure - and no doubt his.

Good thing all three of us enjoy air shows. It wasn't so long ago that we were here for the last air show during the jubilee weekend.

Kien was pretty tired so we didn't stay for too long. We went for a drive through the country while he slept.

We ended up at lovely Maraetai.

I spotted a Kingfisher. At times like these I wish I own a giant lens. Then my pictures of the de Havilland Mosquito would not have had propeller blur, and I would have been able to catch a detailed shot of the Kingfisher.

When Kien finally woke up we went and enjoyed the sunshine on the beach.

He thinks he will find crabs (or something) in the shells like he did back in Aitutaki.

He kept on saying he could see a helicopter but I couldn't see one anywhere. Then I say way out at the end of the beach someone was actually flying an RC heli. I don't know how he spotted it so far away!

We had fun playing on the beach.

Then we crossed the road and briefly visited the playground.

Excellent weather, beautiful scenery, awesome aerial display - great combination for a Saturday.


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