Seaplane Adventures

September 6th, 2007

On Wednesday, we traveled to St. Thomas to see Hannah and Ollie. We traveled by seaplane for the first time.


It is quite different from normal commercial air travel, a welcome throwback to simpler days. One needs only to arrive within 30 minutes of departure and check in. Free parking to boot!


The cabin is rather small, accommodating only a dozen passengers. The seats are rather narrow!

landing stt

The flight is a quick 20 minutes in the air to cover the 40 miles. This is a pic of the St Thomas cruise ship pier at Havensight. Hannah picked us up right on time and we headed to the condo.


The condo is an upstairs unit on the side of the mountain in an area called Frenchman’s Bay.

hannah hose

Here is Hannah helping with a “daddy-do” which is one of the reasons for the trip, to fix a few issues with the condo.


This is Hannah’s cat, Mocko.

stx from stt

From the condo, one has a nice view to the south with St Croix in the distance on the horizon. So we can see one another from across the way.


This is the marine science center at the University of the VI where Hannah is attending grad school to earn a masters.


Not a bad location to have to go to school…



seaplane landing

We returned to St Croix this evening via seaplane again.

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