Float Plane Fun

Every so often, I get the chance to take a float plane over to the mainland.  Usually when I'm going to a meeting on someone else's dime.  It's a great way to travel, and there's a float plane "terminal" (as in a dock) only 10 minutes from our house.  While it can be a bit bumpy in the winter, it's always a great experience and even better when the sun is out.  Here are some pics I took during my most recent trip.

Our local departure spot: the Shipyard Marina in Maple Bay.
Friday's conditions weren't ideal, but we made it over
(lots of rocking & rolling the whole way).

Leaving Richmond ("the river") to fly back home yesterday.
A view from the air of some of the southern Gulf Islands.
Absolutely gorgeous - love where you live!

Back home at the Shipyard.

Winter Blahs

Winter is my 4th favourite season (that sounds more positive than least favourite, doesn't it?).  I am a summer girl and always will be.  This time of year is so blah... it's dark, it's wet, it's cold, it's wet.  Can't wait for summer.

What I feel like doing all day in the winter.

I come out of the pool after swimming in the morning
before work and it's so dark out.  Sigh.
Is it just me or are the mornings getting lighter?

At least I can't really complain... I mean, does the rest
of Canada look like this in the middle of winter?