Last winter Pat and I were at a fund-raising auction, where we bid on a sightseeing flight for two on a float plane out of Campbell River.  For the last two months we have been trying to connect for the flight but either we were not available or the plane was booked.  Today we finally got to go on the flight.  It was a sunny day but a trifle hazier than perfect, however, not to complain.  Problem is the 200 pictures we took are hazier than it looked to the naked eye.

We flew in a Turbo Otter (first picture) that can carry 14, but there were only 4 of us on the out-going flight, plus a load of freight.  When we boarded I was able to make good use of my elbows to secure the co-pilot seat, with views forward as well as to the side.  It was a two hour flight that stopped off in two fishing camps north along the passage.  On the return flight, we brought back 5 workers from one of the camps.

We took a ton of photos.  The second picture is Seymour Narrows, home of the famous Ripple Rock.  Vancouver Island is on the left and the mainland on the right.

You do not realize how complicated the inlets and islands are until you are flying over them at 3500 feet (last picture).  BC is truly spectacular.