Those on IFR flight plans and VFR flight following will say goodbye to Center approximately 15 nm from the runway. On those infrequent clear days, the remote peninsula will appear in the windshield allowing for an almost perfect visual approach. This non-towered, unlit, unmanned airstrip looks as if the gods formed a jetty with the sole purpose of landing an airplane. The traffic pattern takes you over the Pacific Ocean. Short final for the 3,400-foot x 75-foot runway can be challenging. The Shelter Cove Public Golf Course surrounds the airstrip. More importantly, the gorgeous ocean views, black-sand beaches and crashing waves lapping up around the approach end of the runway will take any aviator’s attention away from the ever-present shifting winds. If that wasn’t enough to worry about, be vigilant of possible waterfowl, golf carts or the odd doe grazing near the threshold of runway.