I was in Vancouver with my Dad last month visiting my brother who’s studying sound design at the Vancouver Film School. The pacific northwest seems to have a great seaplane culture, where cities zone a portion of the local harbor for seaplanes to take off, land, and dock. Some are used for short commutes between cities (e.g., Vancouver to Victoria), and others for sightseeing tours. I think it’s a great use of space, and much more practical for short commutes than going to an airport, as you can just walk from an office downtown right up to the dock, show an ID, and get on. I’m surprised this hasn’t caught on in the northeast.
My Dad and I went on one of the 20 minute sightseeing tours, which was very enjoyable with some amazing views. I got to sit in the copilots seat, and shot some pretty crude videos on my iPhone. I put them all together, and here’s what I came up with: