Friday 19 November 2010


The deHavilland Beaver is the workhorse of the coast. 
The newest of them is 43 years old and there are hundreds around that are much older.

This is the plane I took from Thetis Island to Vancouver on November 11.

As of today, Thursday, Nov. 18 at 2:00 p.m. I'm on a train hurtling across southern Ontario. I've left the The Canadian and I'm on train 44 travelling from Toronto to Ottawa. If The Canadian was as fast as this train we'd have done the journey from Vancouver in two days. 

I'm meandering across Canada.
Daily posts will continue and there may be additional posts from time to time.
I'll be back in a couple of weeks although I haven't figured the details yet.


Leif Hagen said...

Flying in such an old plane - I wonder if I would have been nervous?
Very cool photo of that flying work horse!

jennyfreckles said...

Lovely machine - it reminds me of a dragonfly.

TheChieftess said...

Something tells me, that like most things, planes built back then were much better built than now!!!

Cool shot!!! I've always wanted to fly in a plane that landed in water!!! (and is supposed to!!!)