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I am owned by Pauline and Mark Blasky. My hull was built at the Duncan Marine Yard in Taiwan and launched in Dec of 1980. It is a William Garden design based on the Pixie Design and called by Duncan Marine a Freedom 45. They are the fourth owners and have owned me the longest. They have done extensive refitting to me including replacing my entire deck structure and rig. My masts are roughly 10% taller than original and now are made of aluminium as opposed to the original wood ones, which, though pretty, were always problematic. You can read more about me under "MORE ABOUT SARI TIMUR"

May 13, 2016

View from above

We mentioned that one of the priests from the local catholic church is a sailor.  Well, the other priest is a pilot.  They are both retired from the military.

We were watching a movie on the history of old Seward at the rectory with Father Tero (the sailor), when Father Bill (the pilot) came through and said that it was such a lovely evening and he wanted to take his plane for a look around but it is not worth all the work just to go up by himself and if we would like to go with him.  Need he ask!  Of course we jumped at the opportunity!

It was indeed a lovely evening.  It was a sunny and calm evening.  We got to the airport at about 8.30pm and after all the pre-flight preparation, we took off about an hour later.

Once again, the photos do not do justice to the real thing.  Snow-capped mountain tops as far as the eyes can see.  Many different glaciers, islands and bays.  It was such a magnificent view from above.  Thank you, Father Bill, for the amazing experience.  Oh, and Mark took a turn driving the plane (or whatever pilots do up there!)  We went up to 6,500 feet and as fast as 135 knots.

Father Bill and his plane

Panther, his German Shepherd

Mark in control 

view of the marina as we took off (Sari Timur, a tiny dot)

snow-capped mountain tops

Bear Glacier, with ice bergs

more of Bear Glacier and the icebergs

another view of Bear Glacier and the icebergs

Exit Glacier

High above the mountain top

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