Valley Wonders

By John Wiley

During a short Monday flight in rain-cleared air across to Santa Ynez, we enjoyed the colorful transformations evident everywhere in the Valley. The lake is Back!


Still few boaters evident, maybe due to the cold snap?

Major bridges seem to have fared well, making us wonder how it would have looked if the dams weren’t there.

Nearing town, we noticed small ponds in a pasture with happy animals (are those two deer at upper-right?).

In many places the river looks dry from the air, but with zoom the muddy water stands out more from places with dry riverbed.

New construction next to the casino will be interesting to check out.

The old barn near the airport seemed in better repair than when we last took a good look some years ago.


We found two trails down into town, and hope to visit IZA on another nice day soon to walk in and explore.





John Wiley

Written by John Wiley

John Wiley is a local pilot and longtime contributor to edhat.

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