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)
I get to ride up front with the pilot (whoop!)
The pilot turns on the jazz, and we reduce our height from 1500 feet to 300 feet to keep below the cloud
We approach a murky and rainy Vancouver
After we land, the pilot proudly shows me his calming jazz CD that got us safely home
Parked up, we all head home to a wet downtown Vancouver