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Escaping from the Blizzard of 2010 to Cat Cay Paradise

A Photo Blog - Live from My iPhone

I left SYS-CON's offices in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, right on time just before the snow storm closed the airports.

These live pictures below show East Saddle River Road through my iPhone on my way to the airport.

I'm adding more pictures daily to my "live photo blog" from Cat Cay...

This driver in front of me slipped and hit the sidewalk outside Yossi's Deli, at the corner of East Saddle River Road and Lake Street in Montvale, New Jersey.

As I arrived in Ft Lauderdale, I met pilot Eric who was waiting to take me to Cat Cay. We took off on a Norman Islanders (BN-2) as soon as I parked my car behind the airport control tower.

The Islander is a twin engine, high wing, fixed gear, STOL (short take-off and landing) aircraft. The Islander is operated in remote areas all over the world and has an excellent reputation of being a real work horse. It is particularly suited to land at some of the short runways like Cat Cay's.

The concrete shipwreck below has been there since World War II, half way between Bimini and Gun Cay.

Flying over Bimini.

Total flight time between Ft. Lauderdale and Cat Cay is usually around 30 minutes, depending on the wind and other weather conditions.

Approaching Cat Cay.

The picture below is the Gun Cay lighthouse, directly North of Cat Cay and South of Bimini. You can see the landing strip on white sand to the far left of the island in this picture.

More Stories By Fuat Kircaali

Fuat Kircaali is the founder and chairman of SYS-CON Media, Cloud Expo, Inc. and Ulitzer, Inc.

Kircaali came to the United States from Zurich University, Switzerland in 1984 while studying for his PhD, to design computer systems for SH-2G submarine hunter helicopters for the U.S. Navy. He later worked at IBM's IS&CG Headquarters as a market research analyst under Mike Armstrong's leadership, an IBM executive who later ran IBM Europe and AT&T; and Fuat was the Director of Information Systems for UWCC, reporting to CEO Steve Silk (later Hebrew National CEO), one of the top marketing geniuses of the past two decades.

Kircaali founded SYS-CON Media in 1994, a privately held tech media company with sales exceeding $100 million. SYS-CON Media was listed twice by Inc 500 and Deloitte and Touche as one of the fastest-growing companies in North America. Kircaali launched Ulitzer, Inc., a revolutionary "new media" start-up in mid 2009.

Fuat completed Bogazici University Business Administration program in 1982 with a Bachelor's Degree. He was one of 50 students accepted to the program out of over 1 million high school graduates that year.

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