A helicopter ride around Shelter Cove during the Plein Air at the Lost Coast event.
Hiking is hard and your drone is starting to make you look creepy. But how else to see nature's glory? As part of the Plein Air at the Lost Coast festivities on Oct. 3 and 4, Air Shasta took locals and visiting art enthusiasts up, up and away in its slick little Robinson R44 helicopter. Redding based pilot Dave Everson and his wife, Christine, spent their honeymoon in Shelter Cove 13 years ago, and they keep coming back. The 10-minute zip along Black Sands Beach, dipping and swaying along the cliffs and over the roiling waters in this soap bubble of a thing cost $60 with part of the proceeds benefitting the art event. Pro tip: Leave your stuff on the Tarmac, never lock the doors and look out the windows for seals and surfers, not through your phone.
Until Air Shasta returns to our neck of the woods, here's a little footage of Shelter Cove from the air.