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Leaving Redding, CA in the Mooney Ovation I headed south towards Charles Schulz Sonoma County. I planned on 7500' cruise but the weather was broken to overcast leaving Redding. I stayed low and once the clouds broke up I climbed to 9500 with a pretty decent ground speed averaging 180 kts. I used the Reality XP GTN 750 with some personal mods I've been working on (they don't work 100% yet but they work pretty well for me). The clouds and skies are default with some tiny HDR post tweaks. Approaching STS I had to divert more south easterly to avoid low hanging clouds over the mountain range. Around the eastern tip of Clear Lake I turned back SW, past Mt St Helena, and then a left base for Ry 14 STS. On the last cockpit shot you can see the RXP GTN is setup to provide a psuedo lateral and vertical path for a visual approach Ry 14 - kinda neat! Anyway hope everyone likes them... Untitled-1 by ryan b, on Flickr Untitled-2 by ryan b, on Flickr Untitled-4 by ryan b, on Flickr I really like the lighting in this shot - sort of a broken layer with sunny spots poking through Untitled-6 by ryan b, on Flickr Now climbing above the SCT layer Untitled-8 by ryan b, on Flickr Untitled-12 by ryan b, on Flickr The Ovation is a real looker! Untitled-11 by ryan b, on Flickr Found a hole for descent Untitled-14 by ryan b, on Flickr At this point I was feeling a little squished by the clouds and the mountain ranges but was able to maintain VFR Untitled-15 by ryan b, on Flickr Untitled-16 by ryan b, on Flickr Untitled-18 by ryan b, on Flickr Just north of Clear Lake where I had to turn SE - you can make out the scuddy layer around that mountain - that's where my original course left me Untitled-19 by ryan b, on Flickr They look older lol Untitled-20 by ryan b, on Flickr Leaving the murk behind Untitled-21 by ryan b, on Flickr One more ridge then I should have Sonoma in sight - Mt St Helena in the frame Untitled-22 by ryan b, on Flickr Untitled-24 by ryan b, on Flickr A change in scenery Untitled-25 by ryan b, on Flickr A little high on final Untitled-27 by ryan b, on Flickr Over the numbers Untitled-28 by ryan b, on Flickr Off to enjoy a wine (or adult beverage lol) Untitled-30 by ryan b, on Flickr