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Jetster Returns

Few things about flying rival “window seat,” as they complement my lifelong fascination with maps and, later, charts.  Of course, few things are as frustrating as realizing I’m sitting on the wrong side of the airplane and can’t just run to the other side.  Anyhow, let’s play a game of window seat IDs of photos […]

Not Jetster 2

Yesterday’s post left you in the air–quite literally–circling above Duluth with Beaver Air Tours, the busiest port on the Great Lakes, and passing over a set of Heritage Marine tugs.  Thanks to Lee Rust’s comment on yesterday’s post, I learned a fascinating story about one of the tugs, the 1908 Mount McKay.  Check it out […]

Not Jetster 1

Well, a DHC-2 Beaver is not a jet although it’s a fantastic aerial platform.  Here a John Deere moves the aircraft into the water, where it becomes a boat, complete with a set of paddles.  Welcome to Beaver Air Tours.  Call me floatster. When we get the green light, we taxi out towards the LaFarge dock […]

Jetster Outbound

Yesterday’s post requires a complement, so here it is.  The flight out was less turbulent but equally rewarding for folks looking out the window.  Behold the Tappan Zee.  This stretch of the river–from Piermont “pier” (created by the Erie RR) on the west side of the Hudson to Croton Point on the east and a […]

Jetster Inbound

The flight back home through LaGuardia the other day chilled with its turbulence but thrilled with scenery.  I used my phone rather than camera to avoid hitting the window with the lens. Here we enter  NYC airspace over Raritan Bay.  Imagine this on a clock face at the 0800 and heading clockwise. The land is […]

Thanks to Marc Piché 2

Thanks to Marc, I offer this post that could also be called Océan Blue 7. Arranged chronologically, these photos nicely show the intrusion of ice on the Saint Lawrence. Starting on October 12, 2017, it would be t-shirt weather on Ocean Duga taken in port of Sorel-Tracy.  Duga (4000 hp from 2 Wichman 7-cylinder engines) […]