Michael McCafferty - European Biplane Tour

The End

County Donegal, Ireland

I was really looking forward to flying today. The weather forecaster I talked with yesterday really sounded hopeful, and the TV weather program showed a really big High pressure zone headed this way. I was determined that I would fly in sunny skies at last. It didn't happen.

The airport doesn't open until 11:30 am on weekends, and even by that time the day showed no signs whatsoever of getting better. The ground was dry all day, and that certainly was a positive, but it was very cold and made worse by the high humidity and gusting high winds. If I had really pressed the limits of my flying ability, I could have gone flying, and I was tempted to, but in the final analysis, it would just not have been any fun to be flying around in such miserable conditions.

Of course, it wasn't much fun to be walking around in these conditions either, but I took a brief walk on the beach anyway. There is an absolutely beautiful beach just a couple of hundred yards to the west of the runway, hidden from view of the terminal building by the sand dunes covered with grasses. Here's a couple of photos:

The Beach at Donegal airport, 1

The Beach at Donegal airport, 2

This tour has come to an end, and that I will be coming home very soon. Thanks for coming along. It has been an unforgettable journey for me, and a great pleasure to be able to share it with you.

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