Make no mistake, the holiday travel rush has started. At the busy airport on the ocean side, those wanting to land there had to wait for their turn to hit the runways.
Some were put into a holding pattern and had to circle the airport.
Others became a bit desperate and decided to make an emergency descent to a lower altitude. Just in case.
Luckily everyone attempting to land got their gear down on time. No accidents reported, but there definitely were some close calls.
Some of the departing flights demonstrated excellent on-time performance, some not. But that’s to be expected.
Those who had landed were happy to reach their destinations. A few showed signs of exhaustion, particularly those travelling with children.
But most took it in stride. And a few even took advantage of the showers in the arrival lounge.
That’s what holiday travel is at busy airports. But at smaller airports, like the salt marsh, it was much more laid back. One takeoff or landing every now and then.
And even the personnel in the tower could take a nap in between flights. With a half eaten lunch still on the table.
There was some through traffic though above the salt marsh. And some cargo traffic too.
The control tower was certainly alert when needed. Some landing permissions were not granted.
Particularly for big “birds” like these. They didn’t have feathered wings.
All holiday travelers were not going by air, of course. There was some boat traffic too on the lakes in the salt marsh. Very relaxing cruises, suitable for those who have all the time in the world.
May your holiday travels be pleasant and safe. <3 Tiny