When people ask, "What is it like to be a pilot?", I usually respond, "It has it's ups and downs..." and wait for a chuckle. The best I usually get it a sympathetic "heh". But all jokes aside, I like it. We often get a lot of down time and opportunities to explore and relax. [...]
On a recent trip, I had one free day in each of Dublin, London and Paris. We made a quick stop in Nice, France as well. It wasn't really enough time to do a lot of touring, but enough to walk around, explore, eat a few good meals and take a few photographs. The historic [...]
I pointed the camera skyward during the Labour Day long weekend. Lots of trail-and-error. These where the best.
We got to spend a little more than 24 hours in Sandspit, BC - a small town in the Haida Gwaii archipelago (formerly Queen Charlotte Islands). The approach in offered stunning views of the islands and mountains. Knowing we were pressed for time to explore we put the airplane to bed and tried to find the [...]
Just a few long exposures I took during July around Toronto and in cottage country
We touched down in the mid-afternoon, tired from the over-night Atlantic crossing. After taking care of the aircraft (which took way longer than it should have) and dealing with a lot of French shoulder shrugging, we got into a car and endured a long drive through Parisian rush-hour traffic to the hotel. We had something [...]