It has been a while since I have posted some aerial photos taken from commercial flights so here are a few from the last few years. They show some potentially great kayaking destinations from above. With views like these it is hard to understand why anybody would book an aisle seat!
Passing over Calshot when heading south towards Jersey. The site of the BCU Sea Touring Committee Symposiums in the early 1990’s.
Greenland West Coast. The island on the right is Uummannaq and the larger Salliaruseq to the left. The cliffs and the larger islands are over 1,000 metres high. This post documents the day we paddled between the two islands. This was taken whilst flying from Heathrow to Seattle, some years ago.
Final approach into Stockholm. It looked like a kayaking paradise. Little did we realize the frustration which was to follow after we landed
Take off from Jersey on a beautiful summers day. The aircraft is banking north over St Ouen’s Bay.
Sunrise over the Thames estuary. The south coast of Essex is clearly visible, just minutes after leaving Heathrow.
A few hours later the Essex coast had been replaced by the Turkish coast to the west of Istanbul.
Approaching Heathrow. The rectangular shaped water directly in front of the engine is the location of Tower Hamlets Canoe Club, an area we have visited regularly over the years as members of the Jersey Canoe Club paddling with kayakers from London.