I love watching airplanes....
For the first time in a couple of years, we have had some measurable rain.
I had invited a friend over on Wednesday, for a mid-afternoon cup of tea and some freshly-baked lemon loaf (with Meyer lemons from my bush/tree).
She wanted to know how I was able to see the Blue Angels aircraft, at the Oakland Airport, a few weeks ago. I asked her if she wanted to see where I parked. It was a chance for us to get out of the house and breathe some fresh air.
The day before, I had driven around the Harbor Bay Business Park. It had been years since I've been out there and I was fascinated with what businesses were there, as well as what businesses were shut down. It seemed that some of the buildings were empty. (Good news for coffee drinkers....Pete's has a large facility at the biz park.)
Joanne had never seen the biz park. She had no idea that it was almost sitting on/in the bay. I pulled the car over where a sign said something like 'No Parking" but it seemed okay - minimal car/truck traffic.
The clouds were awesome. The lenticular clouds look flat (like lenses), with smooth air underneath them. But any pilot knows to get through the churning rotor clouds (which can be very rough) before s/he gets the benefit of that smooth air. I'm primarily speaking about sailplane pilots.
Joanne whipped out her phone and turned on the app that tracks air traffic. The app could tell us which air carrier it was, where the planes were going, and where they came from.
What a lovely day with my friends!
Now, that's living richly....marilyn