Magical Moments We Can Make Happen: Seaplane Take-off on Orcas Island

When you see that a magical moment just on the horizon, you’ve got to take action.

Make it happen.

Don’t think, just go.

As we were leisurely packing things up in our rental house on Orcas Island on the morning of our departure, such an opportunity came our way.

A seaplane landed in Cascade Bay just across the way.  And as we learned from our few days, as well as just being the Pacific Northwesterners that we are, it’s inevitable: If a seaplane lands, it’s surely going to take off again.  They just don’t tend to hang around long.  

We made a mad dash to the dock: Shoes, leashing up Norman and throwing on coats to shield us from the sprinkles happening outside.  Thankfully we were already dressed and raring to go, otherwise it may have been more of an ordeal and knowing.

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As we raced across the street, we witnessed the buzz of the beginning of this plane’s next journey, and as we finally settled ourselves at the end of the dock, we felt like the pilot was putting on a show, solely for us to view.

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In no time it was all over with the seaplane on it’s way to a new destination and skies too cloudy to even allow us to catch a distant glimpse.

What I love too about this spontaneous mini-adventure was all the exploring and conversation that took place after the main event.

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Beach-combing and rock throwing and seastar searching and deer spotting that most likely wouldn’t have occurred otherwise.  Had we not spotted the original landing, we probably would have continued our packing up and tidying of the house and been on our way.

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Instead we made memories.  Magical ones.  This is the good stuff.

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5 thoughts on “Magical Moments We Can Make Happen: Seaplane Take-off on Orcas Island

    • Thank you, Joy! My dream is to get to travel via one someday…I’ve only done a little tour around Seattle, but would love to do an actual trip.
      Hope you can get to the Pacific NW to visit!

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