From the moment I landed in Victoria, BC, I’ve been drawn to the seaplanes that dot the coast and serve the harbor.
The seaplane’s simplicity allows for the sharp thrill of seeing these hybrid crafts close up.
Catch the one on the rooftop?
Along Victoria’s Inner Harbor it seems there’s a seaplane round every bend.
And, of course, the planes are framed in beauty…
…with dashing entrances and exits.
On the We Love Seaplanes website, admittedly not a neutral platform, they refer to seaplanes as Eco Ghosts. They dis the discharge of boats and jets and conclude that “Seaplanes tiny environmental footprint makes them environmental ghosts.”
Even seagulls go along for the ride.
Well, if not exactly eco ghosts, seaplanes do serve up a romantic vision of transportation.
“In my heaven there are only seaplanes, transient lovers of two worlds, traitors to the ground. Busting through clouds, free of reins, silver winged fish.” (Jane Culiton)