This is becoming an aeroplane blog. I forget that I live in a spot with aircraft galore so I thought I’d take pictures like a tourist. Here are a couple of shots of the floatplane base down the road from the house (its beside the Institute of Ocean Sciences and Coast Guard base, that property was a big seaplane base during WWII). Notice the chopped fwd cars used as tugs.

I don’t know about you, but I think having an URL plastered on the side of your De Havilland Beaver is de trop.



  1. #1 by Old Fussbudget on December 17, 2010 - 9:55 am

    De trop, but if that’s what it takes to keep them flying…

    I was once passing through the New Hampshire tolls on Rt 95 and saw a trailer-towing Toronado going the other way. Something was odd, so I looked again. Ah…no rear wheels on the Toronado. Must have had an equalizing hitch…

  2. #2 by PZ on December 11, 2014 - 8:12 pm

    Four years later… Wow!
    Mill Bay sure has grown over the years (in the background)
    I looked across to this region of the West side of Saanich Inlet from 1979 to 1987.

    Thanks for posting your photos of this near magical region of Canada.


  3. #3 by oldfussbudget on December 11, 2014 - 8:57 pm

    Thank you Phil for reminding me of these nice clean images. Had a bit too much sickening depravity in the last couple days.

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