As suddenly as the entered the cloud they found themselves once again in a bright blue sky—a very cold blue sky over some spectacular scenery. There were…
“Antarctica!” Mac exclaimed, “The instruments are back! GPS indicates this is Antarctica!”
“C-c-cold, turn up the heat.”
Before Mac could turn up the now functioning heater they went back into a cloud. The airplane began to warm a little, and then it became almost unbearably hot.
And again the little plane burst into bright blinding blue…
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It remained hot aboard the plane, but like before all systems did not fuction and charts were of no use—they could not see the ground—all they could see was blue.
“Everything here is computer controlled,” Boomer said, “When I started the Danger Bay series I made that clear.”
“And no matter how I want to write this adventure, I’m stuck with that,” Mac replied, just a little frustrated.
“Hmmm, computer controlled? The famous ‘blue screen of death’?”
“Perish the thought!” Mac laughed in spite of himself. It was, after all an adventure; even if he’d lost control of it.
“What passes for human humor baffles me, sometimes,” Daisy barked, “I’m having a great time!”
Although there was no way to tell for certain, hours passed before another bank of clouds appeared directly in front of them. The air failed to cool in spite of the dense clouds; but happily the temperature did not rise.
And then the clouds were gone and the reason for the heat became known.
“GPS says that’s correct, Mac,” Boomer replied, “thankfully I feel the air conditioning kicking in.”
“AR-ROO!” Daisy bayed, “More adventure. Lets land and check this place out.”
“We can’t land.”
“Do you see any water, beagle-breath?” Boomer answered testily.
“Dammit, I need to stretch my legs.”
They flew on..and on…and on over this desert. The scenery was indeed spectacular and with the air conditioning working the three were actually able to enjoy the experience. Of course, not knowing when—or even if—this part of the “adventure” would end certainly was on their collective minds.
The mysterious cloud returned and again just as quickly and unexpectedly as before.
What’s next for our intrepid travelers?
To be Continued…