Monday, July 07, 2008

Up the Airway on Floats

Last weekend for Canada Day, Wayne and I met our good friends Sam and Ken from Gibsons at Gorge Harbour for an overnight boat trip. We were shocked at how few boaters there were at the popular marina. It seemed more like September than a busy July holiday weekend. We hope this isn't a sign of things to come for our local marine resorts.

After a leisurely dinner at the Floathouse Restaurant, we sat on the dock to enjoy the sunset and cool evening air. We met some of the other boaters, including another Powell Riverite who owns a local logging company. The next morning, Sam made us toast and coffee in her galley before we headed off to check out some of the other marinas on Cortes Island. At Manson's Landing we found quite a few boats at the government dock and anchored nearby. There was also a Cessna Caravan floatplane taxiing out for departure. Take a look for yourself.

Want more information about unique flying destinations in British Columbia and across Canada? Go to and take a look inside Up the Airway. It is the newest book in the Coastal BC Stories series written by my husband, Wayne.

You don't have to be a pilot to enjoy this book, just an adventurer at heart. I invite you to come fly with us. -- Margy


  1. Hi Margy.
    Good You Tube of the float plane.
    The book Up the Airway was very informative and makes one want to go all of the places it talks about.~ Maybe some day.

  2. Hi Betty - I'm glad you enjoyed "Up the Airway." We had lots of fun living it so Wayne could write about it.

    For my other readers, if you want to get "Up the Airway" you can go to Village Books in Bellingham, or Coles and Breakwater Books in Powell River. It can also be ordered online through our trusted partners and by clicking here.

    If you have any comments for the author, and Wayne really appreciates them, you can leave them there as well. -- Margy