Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Exploring Up State NY

File photo of a Lake LA-4-200 aircraft utilized for the 14 August, 2007 expedition
Gadabout went on a major expedition yesterday in his continuous quest for understanding, exploration and adventure. It was decided that a survey of Lake Ontario would be made from the air to study the effects of Global warming in areas of decreasing population. To this end, I decided on Rochester NY as a starting point.

Since Gadabout is interested in aviation, I chose to fly a seaplane to observe the southern coast of Ontario. The use of a seaplane accomplished two objectives. The first was to regain currency in flying seaplanes. The second was the ability to land in the water to study water temperatures and aquatic life forms first hand. Both were a success.

My guide, Ken Lindsay, is the owner of Molly Air, Inc which operates a Lake LA-4-200 aircraft. After a briefing on aircraft systems, operating area and mission objectives we lifted our aircraft from Rochester’s (KROC) runway 22, headed north and flew along the Ontario shoreline until finding a suitable landing site. Long Pond was chosen for its favorable length and prevailing winds.

After 2 water landings, high speed taxi runs and noting the environs of Up State NY, Gadabout has determined that Global Warming has not, as of yet, disrupted Ontario or Rochester. Also noted was that very few power boats were underway, from which I infer that the local economy is under extreme economic pressures resulting from high toll road fees and excessive property taxes.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funniest, most random story I have heard in some time. Well played sir, well played...

ibcracker said...

Very few power boats underway...on a TUESDAY. Think maybe people are at WORK?

Alusna said...

Declining population? I thought Toronto was on it's way to becoming the 4th largest Chinese city in the world.....

Gadabout Jack said...

Dudes,
1. Summer vacation for boating. 2. NY State is experiencing a population decline in cities like Rochester and Buffalo.
GJ

Okay, Good points!

LEE said...

I think the main reason for above was the flying, and the Global thing played right into that! Perhaps it could be deducted as a research expense for something?????

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