I had the camera in my video mount and I was going to shoot some footage before I started the engine, but it was in photo mode so I got this shot. I almost deleted it until I saw those water drops. I think this is a unique picture. This is where I always park on the airstrip so this view is a major part of my life. You know that feeling you get when you see a picture of your old dog, or pickup truck, that is how I feel when I see this picture in the middle of winter, it just brings back lots of good feelings and memories.
We are in our slowest time of year right now. In fact, I have not flown since the slush incident I posted on Dec 3rd. 90% of my flight time is logged between the months of May and Sept. I look forward to the summer because I will have fresh content for the blog everyday. There are a couple of reasons why the winters are slow and the obvious one is the weather. It’s not that we can’t fly in the prevailing weather, it’s just that nobody wants to be transported into Alaska’s wilderness when it is -20 F. This morning the sun rose at 10:10 and set at 15:57 so we don’t have a lot to work with here. I hope all of you down in America are keeping warm during the cold snap. We are in a warm spell here in Wasilla … it’s 32 degrees, yuck, I wish it were colder.