"Best Time spent in Alaska? Time spent with God. He is good. And the best things in life pale in comparison." -Shaun Lunt
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I learned of the remarkable life of Shaun Lunt about a year ago as I was searching the internet for interesting aviation related info. Shaun lost his life about 6 months earlier, on the 6th of June 2008 in the crash of his Super Cub while flying in Alaska. He had a vibrant passion for bush flying, adventure, photography and for spending time away from “normal” life to be closer to God.
He had made several trips to explore Alaska via Super Cub, and he was well experienced in many forms of adventurous activities. But for reasons not fully known, he stalled the airplane while circling low around a beach area where he had spotted a whale vertebrae. He was killed instantly. (more details can be found in this news story of the crash)
But the story here isn’t about Shaun's death… but rather about his life. On his blog, you can easily see from the stunning photographs that he took on his journeys to Alaska that he had a beautiful relationship with creation. And that Super Cub gave him the awe-inspiring view from the sky as well as the opportunity to reach places that simply aren’t accessible otherwise. It’s in viewing the pictures of his journeys that you begin to understand a little of who he was as a person. And the breathtaking beauty of Alaska bursts out at you through the photographs making it easy to understand why he was drawn back there many times. His photographic eye was excellent, and his coverage of his trips was extensive.
For me, as a person who is in love with flying, and awed by both who God is and what He has created, I find the journey with Shaun on his blog to be a very powerful experience. I hope you’ll take the time to experience it… and I hope it touches you in the same way.