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Road Trip – Last Ferry

All photos taken on October 9, 2021 on or final ferry ride of 2021?

One more anxious drive to the ferry terminal, except I was not anxious on this run. It could be because this was crossing #6 in just 3 months and it was becoming old hat.

We arrived and sat in our assigned boarding lane until loading time. Benji got walked and it was soon time to board. Initially, At first, I was ticked that we were directed to the car row right next to the port side of the ferry, as this would likely mean we would be last off, but once parked and looking out at the ocean, I soon changed my mind. We had front row seats to the sailing scenery show.

Pulling away from the dock.

Island living

We thought the cormorants on these Christmas coloured buoys were festively interesting….their guano, not so much

passing by the islands in Active Pass

All hands on deck

the morning commute

There was a lot of ferry traffic in Active Pass on this day. Earlier, we had heard that if you had not already booked a ferry crossing for this three day long Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, you were already too late. Try Tuesday.


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.

17 thoughts on “Road Trip – Last Ferry

    1. I do like the ferry crossing. Not sure I would like to live on an island that relies on good weather for a crossing or a flight. The cormorants were crazy active along this route. Thanks for reading Lynette. Allan

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    1. Surprisingly enough, we get double crested cormorants in our little city 900 km from the ocean. These guys seem to like the waters on our stocked trout pond. We did spend a night in a cabin on Salt Spring Island and my son and his wife have spent time in cabins on many of the islands. It is quiet and relaxing (if it is not tourist season). Thanks for reading and commenting Leighton. Allan

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  1. Lovely captures of your last ferry ride of your trip. I love the pictures of the cormorants on the buoys. I couldn’t help but chuckle at your comment about being initially ticked off at being the last car off the ferry. I would have felt the same way. Glad it turned out though and that you had a prime view.

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    1. Thanks Linda. It was like the gentle rocking of the cormorant buoys was saying “You’ll be backkkkk.” Sometimes we just need to be patient enough to see the real picture. This way, we did not have to go up on deck for a view and we could stay close to Benji. Thanks for reading. Happy Thursday. Allan

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  2. Bridges and tunnels may be the most convenient way to cross a body of water, but they’re far from scenic. If views are what you’re seeking, a ferry ride is just the answer, whether you’re in a car or on foot. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva

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    1. You are right. It is like the difference between travelling by city bus or subway. Subway may get you there quicker, but you will enjoy the views from the bus more. Ferry rides give the driver a chance to enjoy the scenery. Thanks for reading Aiva. Allan

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