Transiting the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal was listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Industrial World in a BBC miniseries produced in 2003. A marvel of engineering, the story behind it is truly incredible. Almost everyone has heard of it, but few know much about it. We had the privilege of taking a cruise from Fort […]

Airshow Photo Gallery

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos from the 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow. The static displays and the Snowbirds each have a separate photo gallery. Above – the FA-18 Super Hornet with after-burners on. Almost at the speed of sound it leaves vapor trails in its wake. The Canada 150 flag was flying at […]

Snowbirds Photo Gallery

Follow us on Facebook! Here are additional photos of the Snowbird in action. The Snowbirds make their entrance. Up up and away Inverted flyover Heading right towards us Start of the starburst Triple crossover Up for the rollover The Snowbirds were undoubtedly the highlight of the Abbotsford Airshow. Simply amazing. Follow us on Facebook!

Static Display Photo Gallery

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos from the static displays ate the Abbotsford International Airshow. CF-18 Hornet. To the left of it is a mock-up cockpit you could try out. C-130 Hercules Canadian Forces Military Transport Plane Those are very large propellers! We were surprised to learn that Abbotsford’s University of the Fraser […]

Airshow at Night

Follow us on Facebook! This year marked the 55th annual Abbotsford International Airshow. I first attended one shortly after I moved to B.C. in 1974 and have attended several times since then. When I was single we’d cram a bunch of us into a car and go together for a day. Later my wife and I […]

The Science Center in the Middle of Nowhere

Follow us on Facebook! Fellow Vancouverites are, of course, familiar with Science World, an exhibition of scientific paraphernalia in the former Expo Centre which served as a host pavilion for Expo 86, the 1986 World’s Fair. We took our kids there many times when they were young. And when we visited Seattle, we sometimes took them to the Pacific […]