A solo and totally relaxing flight towards Talachulitna River from Merrill Field. 2 hour round-trip, light winds, and lots of sunlight beaming thru the greenhouse glass (Cub’s roof).
Another beautiful flying day at the beginning of fall with many, many planes bombing around Susitna valley.
While crossing Knik Arm northbound, and then returning south over the mouth of Knik River, a half dozen Belugas were chasing something unseen underwater. Those Belugas don’t surface enough to provide good photo opportunities. I usually see the Belugas surface after I’ve flown past, where only a contortionist could turn around and point the camera.
Approaching Eagle River valley
Home-Sweet-Home (AKA Fire Lake)
Northbound between Yentna and Big Su
Crossing the Yentna at Twenty Mile Slough
Alaska rice paddies, between Yentna and 8 Mile Strip
More rice paddies between the Yentna and Beluga Mtn
Confluence of the Yentna and Big Su
Belugas racing up Knik Arm, like Russian submarines
A barely perceptable white whale cruisin beneath the surface between my tire and shadow