by simon baird

Sunday, May 25, 2008

A pig's gotta fly

today I went for a ride in a pedal kayak like this

with little flippers underneath that swim it along when you pump the your legs.

this seaplane used to live on magnetic island but the locals didn't like it so it moved over to the strand.

we paddled up to it in the marina

and later got out of it's way. it was just like porco rosso.

when it takes off it kicks up a lot of water then banks left to avoid the cargo ships and the freight cranes. when it's coming in to land it flies along the beach lower than a kite.

earlier some parachuters landed on the beach but I didn't see them.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Looks like you are having a lot of fun!! Where are you at these days?