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Road Trip – Misty Ferry

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All photos taken on our September 23, 2021 ferry ride between Swartz Bay, Vancouver Island and Tsawwassen on the mainland.

After 4 nights with Fada, the time had come to head back through Vancouver and on to Kamloops, then Jasper for our scheduled family gathering. Getting up at 6:00 AM, we let Fada sleep in , grabbed a quick breakfast and headed out at 7:30 A.M. to catch the 9:00 AM ferry.

A low morning mist hung over the coast and the water. I thought, well, that is that, there will be nothing to see. Boy was I wrong!


Morning came away too early

our departure now nigh at hand.

Lack of sleep left us quite surly,

leaving from Vancouver Island.

But with horizon cloaked in mist,

our view became quite magical.

As we watched morn become sun kissed

our lot seemed far less tragical.

Waiting to board

Near departure – jellyfish, cormorants and sea gulls in abundance

Under way

In Active Pass

Below decks, before landfall


Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

16 thoughts on “Road Trip – Misty Ferry

  1. Travelling with ferries is so much fun – I love the thrill of being on the water, feeling the wind in my hair, standing at the bow, looking ahead at my new destination from the water, which I think is just so much more fun than landing at an airport. If you’re carrying a lot of baggage, travelling by ferry is ideal. You can load up your car and get across without worrying about the overweight baggage fees on flights. Aiva

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    1. I hate being inside on a ferry crossing, so it was good to be able to be on deck for all 6 of the sailings we had this year and every one of them was different than the last. Thanks for reading Aiva. Allan

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    1. My attitude turned from disappointment to delight as each scene unfolded. All is well here. Temps are cool, world is white but we are warm inside and dressed warm outside. Hope all is well with you Scott. Allan

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  2. Not sure how many possitive adjectives I have used over the years to describe your great photography, & insightful comments. But you can automatically apply any one you like to any of your shots in my behalf. Beautiful just isn’t enough.

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    1. You are too kind. The mist turned as beautiful ferry crossing into a scenic wonderland. I was glad to be there to see it for more than one reason. Have a great Friday and thanks for the follow and reads. Allan


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