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Monday, August 23, 2010

From a Flight on Saturday, August 21, 2010...

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Strap yourself in for an exciting journey as we traverse four states to our ultimate destination of Block Island, RI. The weather started out on the sunny side, but by the end of the day, overcast skies prevailed. All in all, the day was perfect with little wind treating us to a super smooth flight. Let's go flying !!!

A private residence near Hopewell, NJ, complete with its own Heli-port in the back yard. What, you don't have a Heli-port in YOUR back yard ? (kidding)

Looks like the recession took its toll on this corporation's home near Hopewell, NJ, though honestly, this has been abandoned well before 2009:

Another corporate office complex near Hopewell, NJ, though as you can see, in much better condition and still viable:

Meadowbrook Parkway interchange @ Jones Beach state park in Wantagh, NY (Long Island):

Bayport Aerodrome in Holbrook, NY (Long Island):

Brookhaven airport in Shirley, NY (Long Island):

Hampton Hills country club in Riverhead, NY (Long Island):

Francis Gabreski airport in Westhampton Beach, NY (Long Island):

Northern shore of Long Island, NY, and a body of what looks like algae-infested water branching off from the Long Island Sound:

Homes tucked away neatly in the woods near East Hampton, NY (Long Island):

Gardiners Island, NY (northeast of Long Island):

Montauk airport in Montauk, NY (Long Island):

Block Island (our ultimate destination), which belongs to the state of Rhode Island:

Block Island State airport, complete with its new terminal building:

Great Salt Pond within Block Island, dotted with a multitude of water craft:

Old Harbor and Water street, where the Ferries arrive and depart, on Block Island:

Another view of Block Island State airport, looking northeast towards Old Harbor:

A Block Island ferry with a load of passengers (and presumably autos) en-route to Block Island:

Another look at Block Island, this time looking south:

This is the landscape of Block Island, with many exclusive, private residencies dotting the island's semi-hilly terrain:

Mystic, CT (home of Mystic Seaport):

Mystic Seaport and the tall sailing ships of yesteryear that populate this area:

Groton-New London airport in Groton, CT:

A picturesque marshy area along the southern coast of Connecticut, near Old Saybrook:

Another marshy area with a snaking waterway near Old Saybrook, CT:

Brewer Pilots Point Marina
in Westbrook, CT

Clinton Country Club in Clinton, CT:

The former Griswold airport (recently CLOSED) in Madison, CT:

A massive collection of yellow school buses near New Haven, CT:

Tweed-New Haven airport in East Haven, CT:

Highway Interchange (I-91, I-95, Route 1 & Route 34) in New Haven, CT:

City of New Haven, CT:

Connecticut Post shopping mall in Milford, CT:

A town carnival @ Wilcox Park in Milford, CT:

Architecturally pleasing buildings surrounding a small lake near Milford, CT:

Igor Sikorsky Memorial airport in Stratford, CT:

City of Bridgeport, CT:

City of Norwalk, CT:

A building which caught my eye in Norwalk, CT:

General Foods Corporate Headquarters (800 Westchester avenue) in Rye Brook, NY:

City of White Plains, NY:

Palisades State Park in Alpine, NJ, on the west bank of the Hudson river:

Garden State Plaza shopping mall in Paramus, NJ:

Livingston shopping mall in Livingston, NJ:

Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, NJ:

Connell Corporate Center in Berkeley Heights, NJ:

Private palaces, err, I mean residencies, near Watchung, NJ:

A parched sports complex field near Piscataway, NJ:

Resurrection Cemetery with parched grounds in Piscataway, NJ:

Rutger's University newly refurbished Football Stadium in New Brunswick, NJ:

An odd place for a Heli-port, smack dab in the middle of an industrial complex and surrounded by mechanical equipment....I don't know, it just caught my eye:

And finally, a highway/railway interchange (Route1, Route 91 and the northeast corridor rail line) in North Brunswick, NJ:

WOW, what a journey. I hope everyone enjoyed this massive posting of Flyin Phil's "eye candy" from above. Stay tuned for more "Hightlights" in the near future....