I flew out of the city last Wednesday towards the North-East, heading to Quebec City and ultimately Schefferville/Kawawachikamach. But ten minutes into the flight, the pilot’s voice came over the loudspeaker: “Due to a switch failure, this plane will have to return to Montreal.” What followed was a glorious winter morning’s tour of the city.
EAST: Where the tip of Ile Jesus and Montreal nearly join together. I’ll write more about the nearly-completed highway 25 soon.
SOUTH-WEST: From above, it seems almost possible to wrap one’s head around our too-big-to-love metropolitain region.
WEST: The Mercier and the Saint-Laurent railway bridge and the mouth of the Lachine Canal is just visible beyond. Even further west, the Baie de Valois, bewteen Dorval and Pointe-Claire, looks like a bit taken out of the island.
NORTH-WEST: looking towards the sout-east, the silhouette of Mont Saint-Hilaire rises above the skyscapers and our little three-peaked mountain.