It was our first trip by seaplane. We hope it won’t be our last.
We were very lucky indeed to be invited to fly up to lovely Lake St Clair in Tasmania’s famous world heritage national park. While there we’ll be staying in the newly-opened Pumphouse Point wilderness retreat.
But getting there was half the fun.
Boarding was most conveniently at Constitution Dock in the centre of Hobart.
The weather being kind, we had a wonderful view of the city spread out below.
From Hobart it was a spectacular ride of about an hour, up the Derwent Valley and into the mountains.
The ride was smooth, the touchdown (or is it ‘splashdown’?) perfect and Simon was there with the dinghy to ferry us across to what will be our accommodation for the next couple of nights. We world citizens are sometimes in danger of getting a little blasé about flying. There’s no chance of that happening on this outing!