Sea Plane and Reading

WWII military supply plane
WWII military supply plane

That is the interior of the sea plane that took me from Vancouver to Gabriola Island. As the only passenger, I got to sit in front.

sea plane view

I thought the ride would be scary. Instead it was a stroll through the sky. A magical row below the clouds and above the ground, where toy cars drove along toy roads. A rope trailed from the right wing, later used to secure the plane to the dock the way you’d tie up your rowbot.

sea plane view 3

Gabriola Island is a verdant haven for artists, musicians, writers and others off the coast of B.C. between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. The library is newly rebuilt and I was privileged to be the first author reading there. It was delightful, the library packed with an intelligent and enthusiastic audience. And treats. What can be better than books, talk, and brownies?

Tofino Air
Tofino Air

Thank you Gabriola Island’s Friends of the Library and Tofino Air!

Categories Writing LifeTags

7 thoughts on “Sea Plane and Reading

  1. What an experience! It all sounds absolutely delightful!

    1. Completely delightful. And I was pretty scared beforehand.

  2. The Plane is a Norseman. It may be what Glenn Miller was in when he went down

  3. Looks like fun – wish I had been in the cockpit too!

    1. It really was fun. I could see the propellers turn at times as just a fluctuation in the field of vision.

  4. What magnificent photos! Combined with your wonderful descriptions, Lilian, it was “almost” as great as being there ….. that was even smaller than the seaplane in which I was a passenger whilst working in Nfld. many years ago!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close