When we got to the dock on Lake Temagamito unload our gear, we got a treat: a chance to see a bright yellow, single engine float plane rev up the engine to maximum velocity (and volume) and take off. It’s the kind of sight a ground-bound flatlander who lives far away from the nearest large lake won’t soon forget.
It was very cool to see the plane sending up spray as it bounced across the surface of the lake, until the pontoons finally cleared the water and the plane then rose up and over the trees on the shoreline. I found myself consciously pulling for the pilot to make it, even though the plane has probably done so countless times. Go, baby, go!