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.

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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!

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

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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.

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

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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.

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This is Hannah’s cat, Mocko.

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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.

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

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Not a bad location to have to go to school…

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Barnacles…

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We returned to St Croix this evening via seaplane again.

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