Up, up and away!

Another hot day in Moab today, though it’s been a bit overcast, and there’s been a nice breeze to take the edge off it. This morning we had our helicopter ride with Pinnacle Helicopters. The airfield was about 20 minutes drive, and we met our pilot Ben in the terminal building. After we’d coughed up some readies Ben took us on a golf cart to the helicopter and we all got on board. He started her up and we were away.

We were only doing the 30 minute tour, so didn’t get too far, but we went along quite a few canyons and the Green River, up to the edge of Canyonlands National Park (where we’re going tomorrow) with Ben giving a commentary and answering questions.

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Half an hour later we were back on terra firma, and we were both glad we hadn’t gone on the longer ride as the turbulence was starting to make us feel a bit queasy.

We went back into Moab for some lunch, then headed over to Arches National Park to see the parts we didn’t see the other day. We drove through the park, stopping to admire some of the scenic views, and also took a couple of short hikes to see some of the arches.

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When we were done we returned back to base, and I went to get my barnet cut whilst Carol did the laundry. The #1 cut over here is shorter than the #1 on my clippers at home, so I now look like a GI!

Tonight were going to the Moab Brewery for some chicken wings and local beer –  I’ll have a Derailleur ale for my mate Paul. Should be good!

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