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. ❤ Tiny
32 thoughts on “Holiday Travel. And All Its Trials.”
Delightful post, Helen! Hope you have a lovely holiday and a happy 2015!
Thanks Michelle! I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday, just the way you like it, and a happy 2015!
Busy time of year for sure for all travelers. lol.
Loved this. ❤
Thanks Jackie! A little humor doesn’t hurt…particularly when we don’t need to take part in the rush 🙂 Hugs!
So true tiny! 🙂 hugs!
OMG! This is priceless!!! Your shots and captions/narration are fantastic.
Happy you enjoyed it Nancy! I got the idea for this post when I saw the rush on the beach, so much action was going on there couple of days ago. Not a dull moment.
Tiny, I am laughing SO hard!!! OMG!! Priceless is right!!! This post is a riot! You must have been grinning when you created this. And to actually see all that action with your busy mind conjuring up stories … just too funny!!! You are a riot! (((HUGS))) Amy
I’m happy the birds made you laugh, Amy! They did that to me too! And they practically dumped this post in my lap. Nature never ceases to amaze me. Hugs to you too and have a great weekend!
Hehehehehehe They were just begging to get your attention, Tiny. How lucky you are to be living where you are. I LOVE when Nature speaks SO loudly it is as though She puts something in front of you on purpose! LOL Happens to me quite a lot! Never ceases to amaze me either!!! Happy weekend, Tiny! Love, Amy
Enjoyed that one!
Birds can be so entertaining, as you know! Happy you liked them.
Happy you enjoyed “the flight”. Have a wonderful weekend.
Really amazing captures, Tiny. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New Year. 🙂
With a little imagination the birds provide so much “stuff” for us to ponder 🙂 Happy Holiday wishes to you & yours as well!
Very creative post… lovely photos!
Happy you enjoyed the birds!
They seem far less stressed than other holiday travelers. 🙂
Oh, they are! I hope you can breathe out soon too 🙂
That was entertaining. 🙂
The birds are amazingly good entertainers 🙂
Lots of fun. Thank you for your commentary on great photos Tiny! 🙂
The birds were busy flying, but no trace of stress even when the space was limited at times…something we can learn from 🙂
What fun — a great antidote to the holiday traffic grumbles! 🙂
Thanks Meg – the birds always provide an antidote to stress!
Nice to see that most of the travelers got where they were going. Didn’t see to much lost luggage, thankfully 🙂
I’m sure you noticed they are traveling light…And miraculously they always end up where they are going, even when migrating thousands of miles 🙂
Loved this! Smiling at the natural beauty in the photos juxtaposed with the metaphor of human travel. Happy Holy Days to you Tiny! Thank you for the wonderful gifts of nature and stories that you give us…so beautifully woven. Blessings to you!
It’s amazing how much inspiration nature provides to us! It never ceases to amaze me. I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year!
Terrific post! Especially enjoyed the picture of “those traveling with children.” 🙂