Sneaking Suspicions
The Helicopter Ride

This page includes pictures taken from a helicopter on May 3, 2005.

May 3, 2005
The Helicopter Ride

This morning I accompanied two helicopter pilots on a ride over parts of southern Delaware, on a work-related matter.

Fortunately it was a gorgeous spring day, and I remembered to have my camera with me.

Bowers Beach, Delaware, looking west from Delaware Bay.

Oil tankers waiting to be lightered at Big Stone Beach Anchorage, in the lower portion of Delaware Bay.

A flock of birds flies below us, hovering just above Delaware Bay just off Broadkill Beach.

Marshland in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

New homes at Broadkill Beach, Delaware

The University of Delaware's College of Marine Studies facility at Lewes. One of the University's research vessels is docked in the front center of the photo.

Roosevelt Inlet, connecting the mouth of the Broadkill River (left) and the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal (right) with the Delaware Bay (above).

A Cape May-Lewes ferry offloads in Lewes. Pilot launches for the maritime traffic on the Delaware Bay and River are docked in the lower right portion of the photograph.

Holland Glade, with Gordons Pond and the Atlantic Ocean in the background, looking east.

The Lewes & Rehoboth Canal, looking toward Lewes. Gordon's Pond is in the center and right of the photo.

Dewey Beach from the bay side, looking north.

Quillen's Point, on Indian River Bay, looking west.

White Oak Creek as it empties into Rehoboth Bay. The homes along the far shoreline edge are part of Rehoboth Beach Yacht & Country Club Estates, with a portion of Rehoboth Beach Country Club behind the homes to the right. The Atlantic Ocean is in the far background.

This lagoon empties into Rehoboth Bay, and was the scene of a large fish kill last summer. It's also where we dock our boat.

A tractor plows under winter cover in preparation for spring planting, south of Dover.

Approaching the DelDOT headquarters building from the south. The view of the helipad is blocked by the instrument panel.

The helicopter that made these photographs possible.


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Frederick H. Schranck 2002-2005