Tag Archives: Canada

Otter Crew

While walking along the harbor in Victoria, I happened to be looking over the edge when three otters came out from under where we were and dropped into the water. I was quite surprised by this and we watched them … Continue reading

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Legislative Chamber

The legislature was out of session while we were in Victoria and access to the galleries over the chamber was closed. However, the door to the chamber was open so you could see the space in which the legislature meets. … Continue reading

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Elusive Coast Guard Bell 429

I think the Coast Guard was messing with me while I was in Victoria. They operate a Bell 429 from their pad in the harbor and we saw it flying around on a regular basis. However, it always seemed to … Continue reading

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Rebuilding With a Shell

We spent a long weekend in Victoria BC recently. A block from our hotel was an old building undergoing a complete rebuild. This is something that I have seen done a lot in London and I like the idea. Rather … Continue reading

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Rotunda

The provincial legilsature’s parliament building in Victoria is open to the public. The large dome, visible from outside, covers a rotunda beneath. You can see up from the first floor through an opening and then the second floor has a … Continue reading

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Canadian Otter Special

Harbour Air is the big player in the Victoria floatplane business.  Most of their airframes were in standard colors but one of them was painted up in a nice Canadian Flag color scheme.  I first saw it moored up against … Continue reading

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Viking’s Ramp

As Bombardier has decided to remove itself from a number of its legacy aviation programs, Viking Aerospace has been willing to step in.  It acquired the rights for a number of legacy de Havilland Canada products first and put the … Continue reading

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Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria

While in Victoria we walked along the shoreline of the harbor and made our way to Fisherman’s Wharf. This are is a mix of houseboats, tour boats and commercial boats. It is clearly a real commercial port at one end … Continue reading

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Coming In Across the Harbor

Often the floatplanes will come in to Victoria Harbour through the entrance to the harbor, touch down on the water and continue straight in to the base.  However, if the wind is in the opposite direction, they sometimes make their … Continue reading

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Cascades or Buckets?

Watching a bunch of arrivals at Vancouver, I got a lot of shots of aircraft reversing thrust.  Current jets fall into one of two categories.  Cascade reversers or bucket reversers.  The bucket reversers aren’t quite as obvious as those fitted … Continue reading

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