Last week I was traveling, not writing (the "new" posts you saw were drafted earlier).
But I was taking pictures along our route in the southern half of Vancouver Island in Canada's British Columbia province. Here are some of the things I saw:
here for more information on the aircraft. Note that the plane facing the camera is an original version, powered by a radial reciprocating motor. I saw one or two others during our trip, but most Beavers seen in this corner of North America have been converted to turboprop power, as is the case for the background Beaver.
here, the Mars was the largest production U.S. flying boat, developed and flown during World War 2. The end of the war curtailed production at seven examples. I knew that survivors had been used for fire fighting, but was surprised they were still at it. I hope at least one winds up in a museum, restored to original Navy specifications.