Friday, November 16, 2018

Annual Stuart Air Show

While the weekend was cloudy, it was still very nice weather for 50,000 spectators to take advantage of the annual Stuart Air Show at Witham Field. There was a spectacular display of aerial prowess by daring pilots in modern as well as vintage aircraft. In addition to the full scale WWII battle reenactment including a parachute drop. Demonstrations by the Air Force F16 Viper, the Marine Corp Harrier jet, the DeHavilland Vampire, the Quick Silver P-51, as well as a variety of other aerobatic demonstrations, including the Black Daggers parachute jump with the American flag.  My daughter and son-in-law joined me for their first time at the air show. Nadine adventurously took a ride in the T-6 WWII trainer for a very memorial experience.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Cruising the St Lucie River

Mike took Chip and me on his replica tug boat for a St. Lucie river cruise. Departing from his home base south of the Palm City bridge, we traveled north to the main river fork and then northeast through the old drawbridge towards the Stuart causeway bridge and up to the Willow Creek pocket, going past Sandsprit Park into Manatee Bay before returning to his home base.
Along the way we saw many of the beautiful homes and yachts that are so typical here in Martin County.  It was a warm but cloudy day, though with creative control on my camera, we captured some great photos.

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