Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sea Island

Vancouver is an international city, but it's also the stepping off point for hundreds of small islands, remote lakes, and fjords, so besides long runways for wide-body jets coming from China, there needs to be a place for seaplanes to land and takeoff.  They do this from a major seaplane base on the south side of YVR, along the middle arm of the Fraser.

We had dinner at the Flying Beaver* and watched the planes coming and going. This was a cool spot - and crowded on a Friday evening - wish we'd discovered it years ago.

* I think most of the small float planes we see in the Northwest are DeHavilland Beavers.

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