Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

February 2, 2012

Nostalgic Thursday

As part of converting about 3000 slides to digital format, I came across this shot of a PBY, Catalina, or as we knew it in Canada the Canso. This one was used in the late 60's to ferry passengers from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Kenora, Ontario then on to God's lake, Manitoba. It was a real workhorse and one of my favourite planes. Unfortunately, I haven't seen one on 30+ years. This was taken in downtown Kenora at the Ontario Central Airline's dock. My good friend who went on to fly for Air Canada for about 19,000 hours piloted this unit on water bombing missions, until he got his chance to play with the "Big Boys".

Now and again while scanning slides, I get distracted by shots like this. It tends to slow production.

Oh, well, all in a day's work.

2 comments:

Karen said...

I'm glad it slowed your progress, 'cause I enjoyed seeing this plane. Don't believe I ever have before.

IanH said...

Gregg has left a new comment on your post "Nostalgic Thursday":

very nice picture. I love planes, especially unusual ones.

Sorry, Gregg, fingers were working faster than the brain again!