Friday, May 06, 2011

Wings Over Westvew

Last week when I went home to Powell River BC, I took Pacific Coastal Airlines as usual. It was a beautiful sunny spring day.

Our base turn highlights Harwood Island and cloud covered Vancouver Island in the distance. Lining up on final approach the Catalyst paper mills slips by and a tiny glimpse up Powell Lake means I'm almost home.

Air travel is very important for Powell River. Even though the city and region are on the mainland of Coastal BC, the area can only be reached by air or sea. Powell River Airport serves as a commercial and private hub. In addition to the regular Pacific Coastal Airline flights, you will see helicopters supporting the logging industry and a multitude of private aircraft.

Last summer Tourism Powell River commissioned local authors to write stories about the beauties and activities in our region. I chose "Wings Over Westview" as on of my stories. I invite you to click on the link to give it a read in pdf format. You can also go to the Discover Powell River website to read all of the other great stories. -- Margy

4 comments:

  1. I clicked on the link to your story, Margy and enjoyed it thoroughly! It definitely makes one want to hop on a plane and discover new corners of the world. While I live in Surrey, I've only been to Powell River briefly, a number of years ago. I'd say it's time for another visit...:)

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  2. Oh, yes, I see the lake behind the city. Now I know exactly where you are!
    And I love to fly over the islands and glimpse The Island in the distance. Wonderful.
    I read your story, and saved it, too. One of these days you just might get a surprise visitor. LOL
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  3. Your country is beautiful from the land as well as from the air!

    LOOKING UP

    No matter if blue or if grey,
    The sky is my favorite way
    To find my heart’s ease;
    And now, if you please,
    I must go look up straightaway.


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Desert Sky

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