The next day brought me to Panama City and another great get together with Mom and Dad. After a couple of days visit, I was finally off for home. Here is a shot over the inlet from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Andrews Bay in Panama City.
This dark spot off my wing is a pod (?) of sting rays. There are more than 500 of them in this small group. Some days you can see over 2000 in several different pods.
Orlando approach took me straight over the airport, and into Melbourne. As the jets go past I get a kick out of the controllers telling them "The aircraft ahead is a motorglider, he is talking to us, and will remain at 9,500' as you pass by". Were the pilots worried that I would suddenly start thermalling?
It was great to return to my family after being gone for a month, and having flown 5000nm.