Another sunny Sunday .. and so we took the day for play and went flying up in the sky. Such amazing clouds everywhere. While DH navigated our flight, I just relaxed and enjoyed the scenery, madly clicking away to capture some of this beauty. Love being a co-pilot 🙂
Honestly, the clouds were so dense in areas that they seemed to be just like cotton candy that one could just nibble on. A firm surface that could be ventured on for exploring the mysterious caverns and pathways that seemed to exist there.
Towering cumulus clouds everywhere .. this was a close-up of a much bigger area.
Sometimes I did look down and noticed this fish hatchery. At first glance I thought it was an irrigation method for watering crops, but DH did a bit of research and found out what it really is.
Continuing along .. lost in the mystery of the clouds again …
We went to the Courtenay Airpark .. such a place of beauty and friendly people. Plus I had a lovely kindred spirit conversation about creativity and art with a young lady who works at the Cafe there. I love those energizing types of idea sharing along the artistic wave length.
Such beautiful surroundings … many people walk, run or bike by themselves, with friends, family, dogs (love them!) along the pathway that surrounds the marsh … so very relaxing.
And we were fortunate enough to meet some highly interesting people! http://www.daleerhart.com/ A fellow pilot was just telling us about Dale Erhart when himself arrived a few minutes later (in this plane that he built). No sooner had he jumped out of the plane (the opening is not that large, so one has to be fit to enter and exit!) .. then he was on his phone, calling his wife … That is sweet!!!
I noticed his enthusiasm and energizing, positive manner, so when I went searching online for more information (from his business card) .. I really wasn’t surprised that he is a motivational speaker. Here he is .. living the dream, with a highly diverse background of flying and now still flying, building aircraft, travelling and sharing his passion of flight. Inspiring people. http://www.challenger.ca/gallery_crankin’n’bankin.html
He, along with 3 other pilots – one of whom lives nearby and was an instructor at Cold Lake, Alberta, where one of his students was Chris Hadfield (yes, that Chris Hadfield!). .. will be taking their planes to France next spring, “that will fly a formation of 6 replica WWI fighters over Vimy Ridge in tribute to two anniversaries of nationhood: the Centennial Battle of Vimy Ridge and the Commemoration of 150 years since Confederation” (from their FB page). For more information you can visit their FB page: vimyflight.ca
And shortly after this, he departed, to join up with the other members of the group of 4.
DH & I then left the airpark to return back home …
And soon were in the “land of clouds”once again .. flying amongst the sky art that I normally see from the ground ..
Back home .. loving the sweet Robin and Sparrow who rest atop our first Christmas tree .. over 30 years ago DH planted this tree in front of our house. It provides privacy and a haven for many birds to live in. Provides me with joy and happiness because of that.
Beside this tree is a cedar that I also planted .. perhaps a bit too close, but what did I now way back then? All the trees live well together.
A lovely ending to a wonderful day.
Now on with this day .. lots to do!!