Another Ferry Ride – 2013

The town of Sechelt (see-shalt), where we live, is part of the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.  Though still on the mainland and quite close to Vancouver, road travel to the city isn’t possible because Howe Sound cuts into the mainland to the south-east creating a formidable water barrier.  That means the residents of the Coast have to rely on a 40 minute ferry ride to join the rest of the world which is a blessing for some and a curse for others.  Yesterday we headed out to visit family for the day.  The ferry threads between Gambier, Keats and Bowen Islands before arriving at Horseshoe Bay.  Despite riding the ferry for most of my life the scenery is still awesome and ever changing. 

Leaving the ferry dock

Leaving the ferry dock

Looking north between the mainland and Gambier Island

Looking north between the mainland and Gambier Island

Gambier Isalnd

Gambier Island

Looking up Howe Sound towards Squamish and Whistler

Looking up Howe Sound towards Squamish and Whistler

Howe Sound looking north.  The highway to Squamish and Whistler follows the coastline.

Howe Sound looking north. The highway to Squamish and Whistler follows the coastline.


8 comments

  1. These are so beautiful! I hope I get to explore that area (and the San Juans) sometime in the next few years. The farthest north I’ve been is to Vashon Island. I can only imagine the beauty of BC!


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