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The most epic commute in the world: Vancouver to Victoria

Back in December I wrote about the most awesome commute in the world (in Sydney). I’m pleased to say I’ve just gone one better – with a commute from Vancouver to Victoria by sea-plane.

So, flying to work is fairly epic in itself, but mix that with the fact that the runway is the sea, I got to ride alongside the pilot in the cockpit (every boy’s dream!) and the pilot’s playing jazz to keep himself (and me) chilled whilst flying through some epicly sea-soupy weather at 300 feet (which is frisking low BTW) – then all this tots up to be off-the-scale-awesome 😉

Here’s some snippets of my sea-plane adventures from earlier today . . .

We board the plane at the end of a pier (obviously)

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I get to ride up front with the pilot (whoop!)

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The pilot turns on the jazz, and we reduce our height from 1500 feet to 300 feet to keep below the cloud

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We approach a murky and rainy Vancouver

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After we land, the pilot proudly shows me his calming jazz CD that got us safely home

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Parked up, we all head home to a wet downtown Vancouver

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