|Harbour Air floatplane, taxiing into the dock at Tyee Spit.|
|Vancouver Island Air Otter, about to splash down, Tyee Spit. These little birds serve work sites and residents from Campbell River north to Bella Bella.|
|Getting ready to take off. They have to line up with the wind, the waves, the fast tidal currents. Each flight starts from a different spot. Quadra Island in the background|
|Across the island, on the west coast, at Gold River. Nootka Air has been serving settlements up and down the coast since 1981.|
I've noticed that our local estuary sleepers, the gulls and ducks, accept these little flyers as one of their peer group; they don't even bother lifting their heads when one goes by.