I got to Ardmore quite early on Sunday morning not knowing when the Mosquito would fly. And while I was waiting the Auckland Seaplanes amphibian Beaver ZK-WKA was readied for a good days work downtown on the Waitemata Harbour. Then it took off on Runway 03 and lumbered past. After I had seen the Mosquito with its lovely lines I thought back to the poor old Beaver and thought that although they are both De Havilland, it was a case of the sublime to the ridiculous!
My apologies to Beaver afficionados.