Monday, September 12, 2011

Floating Windows With A View

ENTHRALLED BY THE SCENERY, my husband was enjoying the view while I took photographs from the BC Ferry windows.

We were leaving Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to visit family in Sechelt this past August.

The sun gave sparkle to the Howe Sound and Georgia Strait waters. Sky reflections painted the sea a deep blue.

Patterns formed around rugged and evergreen rich islands.

A winding path trailed behind us as we sped to our destination.

Foam rippled and churned as the vessel pushed its way forward.

The forty minute trip passed quickly and soon our ship reached the Langdale shore from where we drove to Sechelt.

Along the road, there were windowless places where people waiting for buses could watch a flow of vehicles go by that had come off the ferry.

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23 comments:

  1. Ha! Love it there are chairs for people to watch!

    I guess it must be faster to go by ferry than yo drive, perhaps more fun...or both!

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  2. Just to clarify. :) People who regularly wait for buses actually spontaneously put the chairs there. The road also happens to be the route most vehicles take once getting off the Ferry. Consequently, there is a constant flow of traffic going by the bus stop and the chairs whether folks want to see all that traffic or not.

    Also, both Horseshoe Bay and Sechelt are on the Mainland but there is no viable way to get from one place to the other without taking a Ferry across the waterway to the opposite side.

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  3. The silvery look of the ocean, indigo blue, lacy waves, sparkling sun...., all these create a wondrous, breathtaking seascape. I like every and each photo, Penelope.

    On reading your comment on my blog, I think we might have communicated through telepathy via moon yesterday. Have happy days ahead.

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  4. Love the ferry pictures and very timely for me as I am off to catch a ferry later this morning

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  5. Your wonderful post reminds me of trips we have taken to Vancouver Island. It is such a lovely trip I'd like to do it again.

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  6. Love the photos. the chair looks like they are there for the bus stop or perhaps for ferry watching as others have said. In any case, that's different!

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  7. These are fantastic shots. I love ferry rides.

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  8. Oh, what a great ferry ride! Your captures are really breathtaking! I do love that blue water! Thanks for sharing the fun, Penelope! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  9. So beautiful. Makes me homesick, but happily homesick as in "there's no place like home"! Thanks for posting these.
    Luv — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  10. A beautiful sequence of water shots, so blue and sparkling. I would have to go to Western Scotland for water like that, our North Sea is grey.

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  11. Lovely views from the ferry. I love the reflection on the water. Beautiful scenes and photos.

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  12. Excellent captures of your journey.

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  13. Love those water "tracks"! The water so shimmering and the light of the sun so soft!

    I bet it was a wonderful day to be out there!

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  14. LOL, I love the plastic chairs along the highway! Glorious scenery from the ferry with all those mountains in the background.

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  15. I wanted to take a ferry ride when we were in Vancouver just for the views, and your great photos make me wish I had.

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  16. I would be enthralled to be there, too.

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  17. Gorgeous shots. I love the BC ferry system, it takes you everywhere you want to go.

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  18. Really gorgeous shots and scenery. I love the islands around those parts. With the sun shining, and the clear blue skies, the water looks just brilliant.

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  19. I love the bus stop with the chairs but not as much as I enjoyed your glorious photographs.

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  20. Hi Penelope,

    I'm falling behind (again) but loved this post. I never get tired of admiring the churning water from ferry windows, and you did a wonderful job of capturing the icy blue textures. I especially loved the radiating sun-star in your 3rd picture, and as happens so often, I felt we had almost travelled together when you showed the chairs at the bus stops. Bill and I remarked quite a few times, when we travelled that road, on the heartwarming honesty (It is just assumed that they won't be stolen) and thoughtfulness of setting out comfortable chairs for those who wait for the bus.

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