Up up and away

Today was the day for another adventure. One that was not on my “radar” by any means, until a week ago when a radio ad peaked my interest.

Fly away on a historic mail tour, rated as one of the top five outdoor adventures.

I’m not sure what it was that enticed me about this – but it was a seed that was planted. And it took route.

After a week I found the information I needed and discovered it was reasonably priced.

http://www.corilair.com/mail.html

I arranged to take the Wednesday off work as the flight would start at 1pm.

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At the time of booking the flight I was told to report to the hanger at 12:30 for a 1:00 pm departure. Being I was a tad excited, I showed up at noon to make sure I was there in time. After paying the $192.00, I was informed there were only going to be 3 passengers so we would be taking the Cessna.
Luckily, the other two passengers had the same idea as I did and showed up early as well. Considering it was only us, the pilot decided to depart early.

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After showing us the route map, the post offices were shown. Our first stop was Refuge Cove. A quick stop over there, then to Surge Narrows and the finally Big Bay.

It was a perfect flight in a cloud clear sky with endless gorgeous scenery.

 

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Coralair waiting area (aka the hanger)
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Flying over Quadra Island
Our ‘mode’ of transport – Cessna
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Taxing in to Refuge Cove
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Our little plane – a Cessna with floats on it.
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The post office at Surge Narrows
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Over Surge Narrows

We left at 12:30 pm and arrived back at just a little after 3pm. Well worth the cost and well worth the adventure

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